Healthy Kids Running is back

The Healthy Kids Running Seres is returning to J. Mason Tomlin School

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Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is thrilled to return this spring at J. Mason Tomlin School beginning April 6, with new coordinator, Meridith Daniel of Mullica Hill. In 2017 the HKRS Mullica Hill/Mantua program hosted more than 200 runners between the spring and fall programs and expects continued growth in 2018.

HKRS is a five-week, nonprofit youth running program created by Jeff Long, Founder and President of HKRS. The program is designed to combat childhood obesity while providing children with a positive, educational and fun introduction in the world of running. The divisions and race distances are as follows:

· Pre-Kindergarten — 50 Yard Dash

· Kindergarten and first grade — ¼ Mile

· Second and third grade — ½ Mile

· Fourth and fifth grade — one mile

· Middle school — one mile

“The Healthy Kids Running Series is all about having fun and motivating kids to be active. Our goal is to provide a fun and positive experience for every participant and see them improve over the five weeks. The support and growth of our Series has confirmed our value and mission,” said Jeff Long, HKRS founder and president.

At the completion of the series each participant receives a medal and trophies will be awarded based on total points to the top boy and girl in each age group. All runners registered for the five-week program will receive a race-bag and HKRS tech shirt. The series provides participants with a fun learning experience that includes living an active lifestyle, dedication, and goal setting.

To register children, volunteer or become a sponsor, visit the website at www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org.

The Healthy Kids Running Series was founded in 2009 to combat increasing rates of childhood obesity through the introduction of running. For more information please visit www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org or www.PattisonSportsGroup.com.