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5K race and Fun Run part of Healthy Kids Day

People will be running around the King George YMCA most of the day on Saturday.

The YMCA/NSWC Healthy Kids Day 5K and Kids Fun Run is planned on April 2 as part of day-long festivities  celebrating Healthy Kids Day.

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., with the 1-mile Fun Run following at 9:30.

Registration is going on now. Entry forms are available at any Rappahannock Area YMCA, family-ymca .org or racetimingunlimited .com.

The race is part of the new nine-event Rappahannock Area YMCA Race Series.

Call Gary Roach at 540/775-9622 or email

The rest of the Healthy Kids Day activities get started at 10 a.m. and include a puppet show, moon bounce, obstacle course, face-painting and fire trucks and National Guard Humvees on display with other large utility vehicles.

There also will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 3,000-square-foot playground, which will be built at the YMCA and open to the public. Families will be treated to a free lunch at 12:30 p.m.

 Citizens also can swim in the YMCA pool. Participants will be able to speak with a panel of experts, including nurses from the King George Health Department, a registered dietitian, fitness experts and representatives from the King George Farmers’ Market.

More information is available by contacting coalition coordinator Ladonna Field at 540/775-9622, ext. 3017.