Thank You for Braving the Cold Snowy Weather!!
Save the Date for Race 2014
(Last Weekend in March)
Saturday March 29, 2014
Including a 1-mile Family walk
Log 23 miles by January 31st and complete your last 3 miles on race day!
Childhood Obesity Rages On! According to the National Survey of Children's Health, 10 states with the highest childhood overweight and obesity rates are in the South.. Americans consumed 300 more calories daily in 2002 than they did in 1985. Being overweight opens children and adults to all sorts of disorders, ranging form breathing problems to high cholesterol, heart problems, and Type 2 diabetes. Our community can make a difference.
Obesity prevention and reduction focuses on the “energy balance”. Solutions must address the factors that influence both eating and physical activity. This year’s race will highlight eating your “5 A Day”, 3 servings of vegetables plus 2 servings of fruit and physical activity. These are the USDA’s recommended minimum amount of vegetables and fruits we each should consume daily.
The 5K, 1 mile walk/run is planned for Saturday March 2, 2013 at Shelby Farms Park located in Shelby County. The race start time will be 9:00am. Each child who finishes the 5K or 1 mile walk/run will receive a medal necklace resembling the Olympic medals. Receiving a medal was a highlight for all participates.
We have also added new winner’s categories for parents and children.
What is the answer?
EDUCATION, PREVENTION, DETERMINATION.
Our community must join together to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity. It is the only answer to ensure our children’s future. The funds from the Fight for Life Race will go to benefit CampGetFit which is a non profit organization dedicated to helping fight this dreadful health disparity.
Now we need you to enlist in the war! Form a walk or run team to include your family, church organization, friends, and neighbors. Form a corporate team and ask your company to endorse the run. What a great way to help and exercise too!
Strollers and jogging carriers are premitted in the Family walk
Race Day Registration Available Starting at 7:15am
Download a form to help with your pledge collections!