Exercising solo can be a bummer. The camaraderie of group workouts like the ones featured here make staying active fun and easy.
PH OTOGRAPH Y BY BETH MAN N
run with the young bulls llen Moss stretches her arms up toward the high canopy of trees in
Northgate Park. As she does, close to 80 kids mirror her movements.
“All right, arms out wide,” she says. “Good. We’re going to start with tiny shoulder circles. And we’re going to make them a little bigger. And a little bigger. And we’re going to make them as big as we possibly can. Oh, my gosh, look at those big arm circles. Great job, guys! And breathe. All right, we warmed up our upper body, now we got to warm up our legs, ’cause we’re going to need them, right? ’Cause we’re running!” The director of community engagement at Bull City Running Co., Ellen runs through this warmup at the park every Sunday for five weeks in the fall and spring as a part of Kids Run Durham, a running series for ages 4 to 12. It’s “my 46
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