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Join us Sunday, October 13th at our 10 Fest race to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Healthy Kids Running Series. Enjoy a day of family fun and of course races!

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Healthy Families, Releases, Running

Skip the brain slump with running!

Colder weather, longer hours of darkness and the winter holidays can wreak havoc on your family’s exercise routing, but keeping up with physical activity has many more benefits than just weight control! A regular athletic program can definitely help keep you together over the stress of the holidays.  Here are a few ways that staying […] >> READ MORE

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays!

November and December can be some of the toughest months to keep up with your family’s exercise routines, but HKRS is here to help! Wear comfortable shoes.  Wearing (or bringing along) a pair of sneakers to a family celebration is a great way to encourage exercise.  A 20 minute walk with the family dog or […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Kids Stories, Releases, Running

Tips Tuesday- SMILE :)

If you are familiar with news in the running world you might know that Eliud Kipchonge recently joined a small group of men in a project by Nike to break the 2 hour marathon record.  Not only was that an insane goal, but the craziest part is that in most of the race photos, Kipchonge […] >> READ MORE
Kids Health, Running

Tips Tuesday! Legs up the wall!

Runners are weirdos.  Especially the long distance ones.  They do things like eating gels, running excessively long distances for a banana, and strangest of all, put their legs up a wall any chance they get.  Ever wondered why? Here’s you answers! P.S. This is also a great thing to do for little athletes to prevent […] >> READ MORE
Releases, Running

New Shoe Time! When you should buy…

So, now that HKRS Fall is completed (or just about there…) it may be time to purchase a new pair of running shoes for your kiddo, but it seems like school just started! How can this be?! Here are a few things to look for when considering whether to purchase new kicks or deciding to […] >> READ MORE
Article, Running

Running down the shoe myths

Running shoes are a necessary purchase but it can be difficult to figure out which pair is right for you and your child.  The types, colors, styles, and brands can definitely cause confusion and you certainly don’t want to waste money on something that’s not right! Here are a few tips from Runner’s World to […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Kids Stories, Running

Learn to love the hills!

Hills are definitely the toughest part of running. But let’s face it, practice definitely makes perfect in this scenario.  Form adjustments and cadence can help to make the up-hill battle a little less difficult. Here are a few tips from Runner’s World Magazine to help your little runner get through the hills in record time! […] >> READ MORE
Kids Health, Running

The Knee truth

“Running will blow out your knees!” How many times have you heard that? As adult runners, we hear it on a daily basis. Luckily, there’s tons of research to prove just the opposite and tips to help prevent knee pain.  Children who participate in athletics actually get a proverbial ‘leg-up’ on the competition by starting […] >> READ MORE
Article, Running

Tips to avoid the stitch!

Side stitches are a common problem for many runners, both young and old.  A stitch is actually a cramp or spasm in the diaphragm muscle and occurs due to a variety of issues including, but not limited to, hydration, posture, muscle strength, strain, and fatigue.  While immediately painful, there’s a few helpful tips that can […] >> READ MORE
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