ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)



FIRST RACE SET FOR APRIL 11 Healthy Kids Running Series, a national inclusive and fun youth running experience, inspiring kids (ages 2-14) to believe in themselves and lead an active healthy lifestyle, is conducting a safe, five-week in-person spring running Series at Dupree Park, beginning on April 11. “Our races are always kid focused with the ultimate goal of teaching children how to be active and healthy while creating meaningful relationships within our community,” said Teresa McClung. “We recognize and understand these are challenging times” said Jeff Long, founder, Healthy Kids Running Series. “We are offering our runners and their families a safe experience while social distancing that teaches kids effort, perseverance, persistence, sportsmanship, independence and grit.” Organizers are implementing new measures, including limiting total number of runners on the course together to assure racers and their families have a safe and enjoyable experience. The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week program beginning on April 11 with age-appropriate race distances. Kids compete each week in their designated heat age group. Every participant will receive a T-Shirt and Medal. Registration starts at $35 for the five-week Series. Additionally, Healthy Kids Running Series is offering the Virtual World Race, a five-week virtual Series for families not yet ready to gather with other families in their neighborhood. Details are available at Healthy Kids Running Series impacts more than 60,000 youth runners in 300+ communities across the United States. Healthy Kids Running Series engages communities and families by providing an inclusive youth running experience, inspiring kids to believe in themselves and lead active healthy lifestyles. Learn more at