IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION
Des Moines Marathon to offer a Kids Run
Kids run presented by Live Healthy Iowa Kids
DES MOINES, Iowa - Live Healthy Iowa Kids and Des Moines Marathon are excited to include a kids run in this year's line-up of events for the marathon weekend. This year, the Des Moines Marathon organization will be offering a $500 gift card from Scheels to the school, statewide, who has the highest percentage of kids involved in the kids run on Saturday morning. Schools who are interested in distributing a flier regarding the event should contact Live Healthy Iowa Kids.
The Kids Run will begin at 9:00 on October 19; packet pickup will be at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center on Friday and Saturday before the race. The race will take place on West River Drive as an out and back course; race distances and times will vary based on grade level. Participation for the Kid's Run is $5; each kid will receive a t-shirt, medal and race number/bib. For more details, visit http://www.desmoinesmarathon.com/Events/Kids_Run.htm
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About Live Healthy Iowa Kids
Live Healthy Iowa Kids was created in 2004 as a program of the Iowa Sports Foundation and is endorsed by the Iowa Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Nutrition. Live Healthy Iowa Kids' youth initiatives are free programs encouraging Iowa's youth to be more active and learn about healthy food choices in a positive, fun way. Since they began, more than 500,000 youth have participated in Live Healthy Iowa Kids/Governor's Challenge, Go the Distance Day and Fall Fitness Day.
Live Healthy Iowa Coordinator
(888)777-8881 ext. 116