The third annual West Side YMCA’s Fit for All 5K run will be held this Saturday, October 5 in Riverside Park.
Race registration opens at 8:00am with a 9:00am start for adult runners and walkers. The Kid’s Zone opens at 8:00am and has lots of fun activities including a fun run, face painting, give aways from Nickelodeon & Nike, Kids Zumba,and Kids Yoga. Kids races start at 10:00am.
The run is designed to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Despite recent progress, obesity statistics among NYC’s youth are startling. Among NYC children ages 6-11 years, 21.3 percent are obese versus 19.6 percent nationally. Even more are overweight and on a path to obesity once they are adults. The obesity epidemic, if left unchecked, threatens to reverse the enormous progress made in health and life expectancy in recent decades.
100% of the funds raised through registration and the YMCA’s Crowdrise page will go directly to the Strong Kids Campaign fund to support their obesity prevention programs.
RIVERSIDE PARK, 103rd St. Promenade
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Need to keep the kids busy while the schools are closed this week??
The West Side Y – 5 W 63rd Street between CPW and Broadway – is offering some great FREE programs for anyone in the community. No membership required, nor is advance registration is necessary except for swim classes and infant CPR. All the classes are drop in, so feel free to pick and choose what you would like to attend….and go!
YMCA’s outpost on 104th, on the Upper West Side, had an Open House today, showing off the class selection available for after-school in the new year.
Art, soccer, quickstart tennis, ballet, jazz/hip hop, basketball, music, cooking and karate round out the selection. Classes are run by trained professionals and the prices are right, starting at $105, topping out at
$240 for 10 classes.