BURR RIDGE, Ill., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners and Walkers of all ages will help fight childhood obesity during
This event raises money for Pro Active Kids (PAK), a nonprofit, childhood obesity intervention program available at hospitals and other healthcare organizations in Illinois communities. Presently Illinois is ranked 14th in the nation for childhood obesity, and 19% of Illinois children ages 10-18 are obese.
Hinsdale Central High School Pom Dance Alumnae will come "home" to participate in the run/walk and show support for good health, nutrition and fitness for Illinois youth. Cortney Hall, morning anchor for WGN-TV, will announce the winners and Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub will help kick off the event. The day of family activities will feature various entertainment groups, including jugglers and a Taekwondo team.
The 5K entry fee is $25 for participants registering before May 1 and $35 for those entering later, and it includes a t-shirt and goody bag. The fee for the 1K run/walk is $10.
Sponsors of the race are; Right Fit Sports Fitness Wellness, Willow Brook and LaGrange; Loyola University Health System; Burr Ridge; Automated Forms and Graphics, Lemont; Burr Ridge Bank and Trust; The Village of Burr Ridge; Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute; Burr Ridge; Dermatology& Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd: Willow Brook, Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge; P.S. Communications, Chicago; Brookhaven Marketplace, Burr Ridge; BMO Harris Bank, Burr Ridge; Running for Kicks Palos Heights; and Burr Ridge Park District.
Right Fit, the organizer of the race, is a fitness and health company committed to providing comprehensive and inclusive fitness, sports performance and wellness programs.
ProActive Kids Foundation (PAK) is a 501(Đ) 3 foundation with the mission of advancing child health and reversing the obesity trend one community at a time. ProActive Kids offers eight-week programs for kids.
To register for the race, log on runtheridge5k.com, or call 630-850-4050.
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SOURCE Right Fit Sports Fitness Wellness
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