Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fit for All 5K in Riverside Park, Oct.5.

The third annual West Side YMCA's Fit for All 5K run will be held this Saturday, October 5 in Riverside Park.  

Race registration opens at 8:00am with a 9:00am start for adult runners and walkers. The Kid's Zone opens at 8:00am and has lots of fun activities including a fun run, face painting, give aways from Nickelodeon & Nike, Kids Zumba,and Kids Yoga. Kids races start at 10:00am. 

The run is designed to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.  Despite recent progress, obesity statistics among NYC’s youth are startling. Among NYC children ages 6-11 years, 21.3 percent are obese versus 19.6 percent nationally. Even more are overweight and on a path to obesity once they are adults. The obesity epidemic, if left unchecked, threatens to reverse the enormous progress made in health and life expectancy in recent decades. 

100% of the funds raised through registration and the YMCA's Crowdrise page will go directly to the Strong Kids Campaign fund to support their obesity prevention programs. 

Event Details:
RIVERSIDE PARK, 103rd St. Promenade
Saturday, October 5, 2013

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