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Running to Promote Healthy Kids

Contributor: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 10/21/2013 12:01 am

More than 1,000 runners hit the pavement to promote healthy lifestyles in kids.

Research shows active kids who eat healthy do better in school.  40 PTAs from the 16th District joined for the 3rd annual PTA 5K Run/Walk and one mile fun run at Coldstream Park Sunday afternoon.

The goal was to get families active and moving while raising money for the schools.

“One of the neatest things for me here is to watch the families together doing the activities because they get an opportunity to get out, get active and actually talk with one another in an fun and positive way,” said Liza Holland, Race Director for the PTA 5K.

Last year the race raised about $18,000.  All money raised through entry fees will go back to the schools.

YMCA, Legacy Gymnastics, Bluegrass Tennis Club and other sponsors offered activities between races.  Whole Foods, Lexington Farmers Market and Better Bites had healthy snack options for racers.

The Biggest Loser’s Coach Mo was also there to lead warm-ups and kick off the 5K.

There were training programs leading up to the race to help people lead a healthier lifestyle.  LexRunLadies put together a couch to 5k program and kids could participate in a ‘kid’s marathon’ where they ran a marathon in segments.  The final mile of the 26.2 mile marathon was completed at the PTA 5K and fun run.

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