Healthy Kids Running Series returns to Westlake

After a successful spring kick off, the Healthy Kids Running Series is returning to the Westlake Recreation Center this fall for five weeks of fitness and fun. The Healthy Kids Running Series is a 5-week running program for kids from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Races take place once a week and offer age-appropriate running events including the 50-yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run.

Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn't matter how fast or slow they run because all participants receive a T-shirt, medal and gift bag for their achievements. Start a lifelong love of running while helping kids adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, increase their self-esteem, and make new friends!

Go to for more information and to register. Races take place at Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd. on Sundays, Sept. 18 & 25 and Oct. 2, 9 & 16 at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $35 for the Series. Those interested in trying one race can sign up onsite for $10. 

Contact Carli Markiewitz at 216-983-1147 or with questions or to volunteer.

Jennifer Walker

Manager at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Center

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Volume 8, Issue 18, Posted 9:51 AM, 09.20.2016