uk timberland boots cheap Hundreds of Lake County students ready lace up shoes for Just Run 5K
Hundreds of students from 23 schools across Lake County will take part in a 5K race June 7 in Fairport Harbor to complete a running program designed to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.
During the past six to eight week period, these students have worked and trained to get into shape with the goal to run in the Just Run Lake County 5K race, which is 3.1 miles.
The Lake County General Health District program not only aims to help to fight childhood obesity and related illnesses through physical activity, but also promotes good citizenship, healthy eating, pride in accomplishment, and family involvement.
Just Run participation has nearly doubled compared to a year ago. In 2014, 1,466 students participated, up from 765 who did in 2013.
I think it s working extremely well and truly believe it s working because it s unique and every school can run the program as they see fit for their environment, said Katelyn Coan, a health educator at the Lake County General Health District.
The program is flexible and some schools decided to conduct the program during physical education classes, while others had students run before or after school and some on the weekends, Coan said. is not open to the general public, rather it is intended for the students who participated along with their families.
We re trying to keep as much focus on the kids as we can, we re not timing the parents only the kids will be timed, Coan said.
Race results will be posted by grade level and each student participant will receive a medal after they cross the finish line, she said.
In 2013, students could choose to run a differnet race, but the Health District made a push this year to have the students run in the June 7 race, Coan said.
Officials said they realize not every student who participated in the program is able to run that day due to scheduling or other reasons so some students may be running in the 3.1 mile portion of the Lake Health Half Marathon 5K on June 15.
Students from Jefferson Elementary in Eastlake plan to run June 8 at the Captains Charities 5K at Classic Park because it will be held in their home city, Coan said.