Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.