Healthy Kids Running Series returns in virtual realm

Usual five-week outdoor series moves indoors due to coronavirus.

In an effort to help families come together during these difficult and challenging times, 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 converting its outdoor five-week spring series into a virtual series beginning on Sunday, April 19 at

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“As families navigate through this new norm of social distancing, we want to encourage kids to lead an active healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s running in their yard or around the block, we want kids to continue to be active while avoiding potential contact,” said HKRS Co-Coordinator Heather Kuczynski.

“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. This is a unique opportunity to be connected and engaged with participants while separate,” said Jamie Gusrang, HKRS co-coordinator. 

The Healthy Kids Running Virtual Series is a five-week program which features multiple age-appropriate race distances. Kids compete each week on a course of their choosing, and at the end of the series, when appropriate, participants will be invited to a “Medal & T-Shirt Pickup” event. 

Registration is $35 for the new virtual five-week undertaking. 

For all inquiries, contact Kuczynski at (917) 816-4408. 

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