Health & Fitness

Group holds kids running series starting in Woodfin

Special to the Tribune

Woodfin – Some people love to run, and it’s a great way to stay healthy. Healthy Kids Running Series, an inclusive and fun youth running experience where kids (ages 2-14) celebrate their success and develop an active healthy lifestyle, is accepting registrants for its five-week spring series. The season’s first race will begin on Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 pm at the YMCA Community Field in Woodfin.

“Part of an active healthy lifestyle is getting kids playing outside. Whether it’s running or another outdoor activity, we want to get kids moving,” said Megan Robinson, Coordinator, Healthy Kids Running Series. “Our races are kid-focused with the ultimate goal of teaching them how to be active and healthy and creating meaningful relationships within our community.”

Healthy Kids Running Series in Woodfin is hosted by The RUN828 Foundation and is partnering with the Downtown Asheville YMCA. Kids compete each week 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 earn a trophy. All participants receive a finisher’s medal, race bag and Healthy Kids Running Series T-shirt for their achievements.

Registration is $40 for the five-race series. Race dates are March 22, March 29, April 19, April 26, and May 3. The YMCA Field is located at 30 Community Road, Woodfin. Learn more at www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org (search Woodfin, NC) or contact Megan Robinson at WoodfinNC@HealthyKidsRS.org.

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