Healthy Kids Running Series: Get the Kids Up and Moving!

DSC_3538-5If you are looking for a way to get the kids up and moving and out from behind a screen this spring, the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s at St. John Medical Center Healthy Kids Running Series is the answer.

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, (new) 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run.

Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow they run because all participants receive a t-shirt, medal and gift bag for their achievements.

Start a lifelong love of running while helping kids adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, increase their self-esteem, and make new friends!

Go to www.healthykidsrunningseries.org/race_locations/cleveland-oh/ for more information and to register.

Races take place at Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd. on Sundays — April 23 (if you missed the first run, you can still sign up for the other!), April 30 and May 7, 14, 21 at 2:00 pm. Cost is $35 for the Series.

Those interested in trying one race can sign up onsite for $10. Contact Carli Markiewitz at 216.983.1147 or carli.markiewitz@uhhospitals.org with questions or to volunteer.

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