THIS YEAR'S RUN4FUN program attracted a large turnout of eager participants.

THIS YEAR'S RUN4FUN program attracted a large turnout of eager participants.

Run4Fun great fun for kids

Road Runners' program introduces youngsters to joy of fitness and nutrition

Recent wet weather failed to deter 28 intrepid junior runners from completing challenging and fun filled tasks at Simms Millennium Park last Monday evening.

This week’s session was the sixth of eight in the 2013 Comox Valley Road Runners Run4Fun program. The program promotes healthy lifestyles, good nutrition and fitness for youth between eight and 15 years of age.

Seven different locations around the Comox Valley were included in this year’s running schedule to keep running fresh and exciting for participants.  Activities varied with each location and have included trail runs through the Northeast Woods and Puntledge Park, a poker run through Seal Bay Park, team relays in Simms Millennium Park and a technical run in MacDonald Wood Park, focusing on visual acuity and team building.

At this week’s session, the youth meet at the Courtenay Air Park.  Talks by local running experts, Dr. Wayne Crowe and Mary Bridges (Let’s Go Personal Training), have focused on running safety, injury prevention, nutrition, proper shoe fit, and how to tie shoe laces so they don’t come undone!

Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers and engaged parents who have participated to ensure the success of this year’s program.  Thanks also to veteran runners in the program, Landon and Christopher, who have become outstanding Run4Fun junior leaders.

The Comox Valley Road Runners, Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty, Extreme Runners, Rawthentic Eatery and Quality Foods Comox have generously sponsored this program. A special thank you to Fitness Sports and Recreation 19 Wing Comox for use of their running track.

For more information, drop-in to Extreme Runners on Fifth Street in Courtenay or visit the Comox Valley Road Runners’ website:  www.cvrr.ca.

– Comox Valley Road Runners

 

 

 

 

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