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'Healthy Kids Running Series' Takes Off In Glen Rock

The Healthy Kids Running sessions will be in Memorial Park, in Glen Rock.
The Healthy Kids Running sessions will be in Memorial Park, in Glen Rock. Photo Credit: Facebook

GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- The local Healthy Kids Running Series will kick off in Glen Rock on April 10. The series is a five-week running program in both the spring and fall, for kids pre-K to eighth grade.

"Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50-yard dash, the quarter-mile, the half-mile and the one-mile run," according to the program website. "Kids compete each week of the Series 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 receive a trophy."

But all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements, courtesy of the program's sponsors.

The spring 2016 dates are on Sundays and include April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8. Each run is set to begin at 5 p.m. But participants are encouraged to arrive at 4:15 p.m. if you haven't already pre-registered or if you haven't picked up your race bag at Race Bag Pick-Up Night.

The registration fee is $35 and covers the entire five-week series. You can register online here. Checks are preferred for on-site registrations. Don't forget to wear your sneakers and comfy clothes.

The run sessions will be at the Wilde Memorial Park, at 683 Maple Ave., in Glen Rock.

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