22 Oct Kids Run for Kids held Saturday
The 2014 Kids Run for Kids was held Saturday at Laurel Park, with nearly 100 young people participating. The event is presented by TLC Pediatrics.
Kids Run for Kids is the portion of the Soaring Wings Half Marathon dedicated to young up-and-coming athletes who want to try out the sport of running or walking, improve their health and run for kids their age who live at Soaring Wings Ranch.
There are two parts to Kids Run for Kids: the Kids Half Marathon and “Fun Runs” for kids of all ages.
The Kids Half Marathon is a six week endurance building running/walking program designed for children through sixth grade. Students run or walk the distance of a half marathon (13.1 miles) over the course of a six-week period led by a teacher, coach or parent. Each student needs to have accumulated a total of 12 miles on their own by Oct. 18, and be ready to finish their own half marathon by completing their final mile at the Soaring Wings Kid’s Half Marathon. This entails running/walking a total of 12 miles over the six-week period to qualify for race day participation.
It is not a timed event and there are no official winners. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system.
There were also fun run distances for kids of all ages (no mileage log necessary) and each child received a medal.
The Soaring Wings Half Marathon will take place Saturday in Conway and has officially sold out.
For more information, visit swhalf.com.