Healthy Kids Running Series Preparing for Spring; Seeking Community Coordinators

March 4, 2021

Healthy Kids Running Series, a national inclusive and fun youth running experience, inspiring kids (ages 2-14) to believe in themselves and lead an active healthy lifestyle, is conducting a safe, five-week in-person spring running Series featuring once-a-week racing at more than 200 locations across the United States. Registration is now open at HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org. The organization is also looking for Community Coordinators who would like to host a Series in their neighborhood.

“Our races are always kid focused with the ultimate goal of teaching children how to be active and healthy while creating meaningful relationships within our community,” said Jeff Long, founder, Healthy Kids Running Series.

Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week program with once-a-week races with age-appropriate race distances. Kids compete each week in their designated age or grade level division. Every participant will receive a T-Shirt, Bib Numbers and Medal. Registration starts at $35 for the five-week Series and is open now at HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org.  Healthy Kids Running Series programming is supported by Stride Rite.

“Similar to 2020’s successful series, we continue to follow the guidelines as suggested by the CDC and implementing many new measures to ensure the safety of our runners and their families,” said Long. “We recognize and understand these are challenging times, but we are offering our runners and their families a safe experience while social distancing to teach kids effort, perseverance, persistence, sportsmanship, independence and grit.”

For a complete list of Healthy Kids Running Series’ safety measures and precautions, please visit our website.

Healthy Kids Running Series is also offering a virtual alternative, the Virtual World Race, a five-week Series for families not yet ready to gather with other families in their neighborhood with all of the same benefits and features as the in-person Series. Details are available at HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org.

Healthy Kids Running Series impacts more than 60,000 youth runners in 300+ communities across the United States. Healthy Kids Running Series engages communities and families by providing an inclusive youth running experience, inspiring kids to believe in themselves and lead active healthy lifestyles. Learn more at www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org.

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Ike Richman