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Pre-K 2/3 yr olds Pre-K 4/5 yr olds Kindergarten & 1st 2nd & 3rd 4th & 5th 6th – 8th

50 Yard Dash 75 Yard Dash 1/4 Mile 1/2 Mile 1 Mile 1 Mile

Come out to Thomas Park and join the First Healthy Kids Running Series Event in Lafayette! The first race is Sunday, September 23rd and will happen every Sunday for the next 5 Sundays. The last race will be Sunday Oct. 21st and will include an awards ceremony for all the participants. There will be fun games, nutrition tips and of course running at each event to encourage healthy family behaviors. The Healthy Kids Running Series is a national non-profit five week running program in the fall and spring for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 75 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 you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors! Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends! Click below for more details of race dates, times, location and how to register. Here is the break down of the events and the age groups. Boys will run with boys and girls will run with girls. Hope to see you all out there!!

Nanette Cook City-Parish Council Member Nanette Cook is a physical education teacher at Cathedral-Carmel School with a BS and MS in Kinesiology, and 34 years of teaching. Nanette was also raised by a physical education teacher, and inspires her students through deliberate movement and a healthy lifestyle!

Active Acadiana September 2018  

Acadiana's Only Health & Fitness Publication

Active Acadiana September 2018  

Acadiana's Only Health & Fitness Publication