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HKRS Expands in Spring 2015

HKRS Announces Spring 2015 Series; Over 75 Locations
HKRS Welcomes Over 15 New Locations and expands to Puerto Rico

Thornton, PA (January 13, 2015) – Registration is now open for Healthy Kids Running Series (“HKRS”) Spring 2015.  Expanding from its 60 locations last fall, HKRS is now accepting registrations in over 75 towns across 20 states and Puerto Rico, which includes 15 new programs to begin in April.

HKRS has expanded upon its network in its existing states and added new locations in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Puerto Rico. HKRS will begin the second weekend in April and continue for five weeks until mid-May, omitting Mother’s Day May 10th. Please consult each location’s specific webpage via www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org for specific dates, times and locations.

“Towards the end of 2013 and into 2014, our staff made a commitment to growing this program and focused on turning it into a national opportunity. With projections for the fall, we expect to be in 100 towns before the end of the year which is a great benchmark for us” said Scott Ely, VP of Operations. “In doing so, we’re hopeful to impact 20,000 runners in 2015, nearly double 2014, and that’s something we’re very excited about!”

Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week, nonprofit youth running program for kids ages 2-14. Children Pre-K to 8th grade are invited to participate in the running series. Races typically take place on weekends and children run the following age appropriate distances.

AGE DIVISIONS DISTANCES
Pre-Kindergarten 50 Yard Dash
Kindergarten & 1st Grade ¼ Mile
2nd & 3rd Grade ½ Mile
4th & 5th Grade 1 Mile
6th – 8th Grade 1 Mile

Registered participants in every town will receive a Healthy Kids Running Series race-tech t-shirt and sponsor gift bag. Points are accumulated each race based on where runners finish (10pts for 1st place, 9pts for 2nd place, etc).  Trophies are awarded to the top boy and girl in each age group following the final race of each Series. Additionally, every participant receives a medal at the completion of the Series.

To register your children for the Healthy Kids Running Series or for your business to become a sponsor, please visit the HKRS 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 the HKRS website for more information. HKRS is currently accepting new locations for the Fall 2015.

About Healthy Kids Running Series & Pattison Sports Group
The Healthy Kids Running Series was founded in 2009 to combat increasing rates of childhood obesity through the introduction of running. What began in West Chester, PA now operates in upwards of 75 communities across the country. HKRS is its own non-profit entity managed by the Pattison Sports Group staff. Pattison Sports Group is Philadelphia’s premier sports marketing firm specializing in Corporate Consulting, Property Representation and Event Management.  For more information please visit www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org or www.PattisonSportsGroup.com.

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