WHAT: Kids from Bowie and surrounding areas are invited to join a “for kids by kids” Fun Run & Walk for Kids. Jodi Evans, a 10-year-old Bowie resident, is organizing the event to inspire her peers to get moving and have fun at the same time.
WHY: Childhood obesity is at epidemic levels. 1 in 3 kids is already overweight or obese and many kids need to find fun and easy ways to get more physical activity.
As part of her year of service on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Youth Advisory Board, Jodi decided to organize a Fun Run & Walk for Kids. Jodi created the idea “because I like to play outside and so I think creating an event to play outside is a great way to get active.”
WHO: All youth between 5-16 years-old are invited to join the event.
The Run & Walk is being hosted at Bowie High School and partners and supporters include the City of Bowie, Bowie Wellness Council, Bodyeffx, Fit Fathers, LLC and KidsBeingFit
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2013
TIME: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Fitness exercises lead Jodi Evans and fitness instructor Yolanda Scott, founder of Bodyeffx.
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fun Run and Walk for Kids
WHERE: BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD 15200 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
Free parking provided.
REGISTER: Register today at www.kidsbeingfit.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Alliance for a Healthier Generation Megan McIntyre
About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.HealthierGeneration.org.