United Way’s Healthy Kids Running Series Designed to Combat Childhood Obesity

| March 7, 2019

Franklin, Pa. – Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is seeking participants for its program in Venango County, PA.

HKRS is a national, community-based nonprofit which provides a fun, five-week running program for ages 2-14 that gets kids active, feel accomplished and lays the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

The first of five Sunday afternoon races commences on Sunday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park (Riverfront Park, 9th Street, Franklin, Pa 16323).

Each Healthy Kids Running Series takes place once a week and offers age-appropriate race distances. Kids compete each week 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 earn a trophy. All participants receive a finishers medal, race bag and Healthy Kids Running Series tech shirt for their achievements courtesy of Healthy Kids Running Series!

Healthy Kids Running Series teaches its participants to live an active lifestyle through goal setting and dedication.

“Healthy Kids Running Series is designed to combat the increasing rates of child obesity in America,” said Jeff Long, Healthy Kids Running Series Founder. “My goal is to motivate and inform kids to be healthy and active. We are providing a fun environment to improve their self-esteem and inspire them to adopt a ‘Get Up and Go’ attitude. The support and growth of our Series have confirmed our value and mission.”

“The Healthy Kids Running Series is about having fun and encouraging our kids to remain active,” said Tamara Conan, National Director, Healthy Kids Running Series. “Our goal is to provide a fun and positive experience for every participant and see them improve over the five weeks.”

Over 44,000 kids participate in more than 200 Healthy Kids Running Series nationwide.
HKRS is a five-week, nonprofit youth running program where kids can be competitive in their age bracket. The divisions and race distances are as follows:

To register a child, volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit our website at www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org.

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