Running program aims to curb obesity, teach children healthy habits

Running program aims to curb obesity, teach children healthy habits
Kids run in the races every Sunday.

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A local running program is working to keep your kids busy outside.

It’s called the Healthy Kids Running Program. It exists across the country, but this branch is in Mechanicsville.

It aims to fight obesity and teach kids how to be healthy through running races.

Kids run races every Sunday for several weeks. After each race, kids earn points for top finishes toward a trophy.

Each child gets a finishers medal, race bag and T-shirt.

Kids can earn medals during the series. (Source: Healthy Kids Running Program)
Kids can earn medals during the series. (Source: Healthy Kids Running Program)

Kids as young as two can participate up to age 14.

The program, which runs twice a year, is about $35 to join.

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