Friday, April 11, 2014

Philly Dads Group Is Off and Running With HKRS

Now that the weather here in Pennsylvania is much warmer, my kids have been itching to be outside and active, not cooped up in a house shut in by the weather. Kids need exercise to stay healthy and to keep their bodies in good shape and The Healthy Kids Running Series does just that.

The Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids ages 3-14. Founded in the Greater Philadelphia region, HKRS has grown to a national program hosting 50 race series in 17 states.

To combat the increasing rates of child obesity in America, HKRS provides kids with a positive, educational, and fun experience in the world of running, motivates kids to be healthy and adopt a “Get Up and Go” attitude.

My dad's group, Philly Dads Group which is part of the #CityDads group and my own kids have been given an opportunity from HKRS to participate in this event. The first (10 kids) dads to RSVP to this event will receive FREE entry into the event, a $35 value!

My kids, ages 3, 6, and 9 will all be participating in this race in Wayne, PA. The series run five weeks offering age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Alternate dates for running in the series are Sundays in April on the 13th and 27th and May 4th and 11th and run from 4pm - 530pm. I will be posting pictures of their progress throughout the series and their times to see how they have improved.

The age groups run their respective races by distance with 3-4 yr olds running the 50 yard dash, the K & 1st Graders run the 1/4 mile, 2nd & 3rd grades run the 1/2 mile, and 4th-8th grades will run the mile.

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow kids run. Each and every participant receives a medal and gift bag for his or her achievement. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points with the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age divisions receive a trophy.

We look forward to being a part of this event here in Wayne, PA. If you know a great dad in the Philadelphia area that would like to be a part of this event, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. If you would like more information on the Healthy Kids Running Series or would like to bring this event to your town visit their website and contribute to making kids in America healthier and happier.

FTC Disclaimer: As an ambassador of this program I was supplied with three free entries to this event and a gift card from HKRS and Philadelphia Runner (@PhillyRun).

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