- Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2018 18:48
Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is thrilled to return to 885 Park in Jefferson Hills beginning April 8, 2018. Overall, the HKRS program hosted over 20,000 children nationally in 2017!
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-K (2-3 years old): 50-Yard Dash
- Pre-K (4-5 years old): 75-Yard Dash
- Kindergarten/1st Grade: 1/4 Mile
- Grades 2-3: 1/2 Mile
- Grades 4-5: 1 Mile
- Grades 6-8: 1 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 Long.
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 which includes living an active lifestyle, dedication and goal setting.
To register your children, volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit our website at www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org. If you are interested in starting a Healthy Kids Running Series program in your community, visit the “Start a Race” page on www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org for more information. For questions about the Jefferson Hills series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.