You’re all aware of how important exercise is to me; I try to run as much as possible, and have even started entering a few 5 and 10K races this year.
That being said, I wanted to bring your attention to a race benefitting a very important cause. Obesity among children has become an epidemic, and prevention is key. The West Side Y is putting together a 5K run to raise funds for education and fitness programs. These initiatives will be available to families that are facing this issue, especially in low-income areas, where this problem is more prevalent. One of the Y’s missions is to teach healthy lifestyles through proper education where it is needed.
Fit for All 5K will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Riverside Park, and will encourage children and adults, through their participation in a fun walk/run, to raise funds and awareness for the growing obesity epidemic. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the 5K race will begin at 9:00 am. The kids’ race (free of charge to kids) will begin at 11:00 am. Prizes and participation awards will be given out after the last race.
Currently, the Y has a bid from an anonymous donor that will donate $20 per child/teen that finishes the kid’s race.
If you’re interested, make sure to check out the event’s home page by clicking here.