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Got2Run . . . For Education

Date

May 18 2013

Location

Arlington Hts. IL

Contact Information

racedirector@Got2Run.org

Event Website

http://www.Got2Run.org

Event Host

Northwest Road Runners

Distances

  • 5K or Less
  • 6K - 15K

Region

Central

Event Information

Northwest Road Runners, Inc. (www.nwroadrunners.org) is an Illinois running club that was established in 2011 for the purpose of organizing a yearly kid’s running race in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs. Our goal is to encourage kids (and their parents) to become interested in running as a healthy lifestyle choice, not just for this year, but for the rest of their lives. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 charity which will distribute funds raised back to the schools of the participant’s choice to fund activities that encourage wellness. Childhood Obesity Statistics: Only 4% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 were considered overweight in a 1971-1974 survey, while 18.8% of children at this age were overweight in a more recent 2003-2004 survey. Participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on most days can help a child maintain a healthy weight. More than one or two hours of screen time (TV, computers, video games) each day is a risk factor for childhood obesity. Overweight teenagers have a 70% chance of becoming overweight adults. Less than one third of adults are at a healthy weight. Races: 2.62 Mile "Micro-Marathon" Run/Walk The 2.62 course winds through the beautiful Scarsdale area. A water station will be located at approximately the 1.5 mile mark. 8K (4.97 Mile) Run The 8K course follows the 2.62 course until just near the end, then continues out on a different loop finally finishing at the same location as the 2.62. The hope is that parents running the 4.97 will be able to run with their kids during the 2.62 while still having the opportunity to complete a longer run if desired. There will be an additional water station at approximately the 3.5 mile mark. What You Get: Everyone gets an Awesome technical T-Shirt, even youth sizes and the adult women’s shirt has a V-neck. Everyone get a backpack tag/zipper pull with the Got2Run 2.62 logo Everyone gets a 2.62 bumper sticker to show off, just like the marathoners do with their 26.2 stickers! Everyone gets tasty, healthy food and refreshments at the finish line Awards for the top 3 finishers for each race in each age group At least $5.00 per participant will be donated back to your school to fund wellness programs

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