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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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Kids Health

‘Sportsboyship’ by Kimberly Emilia

My husband and I enjoy sport and competition. When we had children, there was never doubt that we would introduce them to the values we have learned from sport, namely teamwork, and sportsmanship. Now that our oldest ‘little man’ is four and our second-born son is two, we thought it a great time to sign […] >> READ MORE

How Running Benefits Young Children

We are all taught at a young age the physical aspects of ‘health.’  We know it is important to exercise and to maintain a balanced diet.  On the other hand, it takes much longer to grasp the mental benefits of these aspects of our lives.  Both play an equally important and intertwined role in our […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Kids Spotlight

Jackson’s Drive to Run

Ever since Jackson was a young boy, people have always told him how fast he is. He was running as soon as he learned how to walk, and running has provided a wonderful outlet for Jackson’s immense energy level. He has always played organized sports like flag football or soccer, but running has always been […] >> READ MORE
Running Stories & Tips

How Will Your Kids Fall in Love with Running?

The truth is, you cannot make anyone fall in love with anything…or anyone. Sure, extrinsic motivations in the form of medals, t-shirts and other goodies can help to spur excitement, but what is going to make your kids want more out of running, or physical activity, or the outdoors for the rest of their lives? […] >> 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
Article, Healthy Families, Releases, Running

Help! HKRS starts this weekend!

Is it your first HKRS race this weekend? Don’t worry! Your coordinator will help you through every step of the way, but here’s how you can prepare! Wear your sneakers and race-ready clothing.  While we love seeing your kiddos in their cute after-church outfits, your child will be much better suited to wear their HKRS […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Kids Stories, Kids Health, Running

A lesson of pace

How do you pace your child? This is one of the most common questions that we as coordinators hear from our families.  This is certainly a difficult question to answer.  We can repeat over and over to our kids that they need to start slow, and then finish fast…but do they really get it? Probably […] >> READ MORE
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