Friday, March 11, 2011

Salt Lake City Kids' Marathon

We all know about the Salt Lake Marathon for adults, but were you aware there is a "Kids' Marathon"?!?!

April 16th 2011
Downtown Salt Lake City

Kid’s Marathon Details

The Salt Lake City Marathon has created a unique program for children ages 5-12, to be part of the race-day action. Kids actually get to cross a safe, sectioned-off area of the same finish line as adult marathoners, amidst a cheering crowd of spectators!

By allowing kids to participate in this exciting 1K run/walk alongside elite marathoners, our goal is to provide a springboard for a lifetime of healthy habits for children - not just a one-time activity. All participants receive goody bags with not only educational tools to learn about healhty nutrition, but also freebies and discounts for parents to explore with their children that encourage year-round enjoyment in physical activity.

The organizers of the Salt Lake City Marathon enthusiastically support physical education programs and organized activities in Utah that promote and maintain healthy lifestyles. Such programs are in great need, as evidenced by startling statistics from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that over three times as many children today are overweight as were in 1980.

You can register and get more details on their website.

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