Is your family into fitness or did you make some resolutions this year to get fit? There are many resources and opportunities available for families that want to take the plunge into the world of fitness and my family is no exception. We have certainly enjoyed the holidays a little too much around here and now it is time to hunker down!
Here is one great way to get active and fit while getting your family out of the house!
Be a part of Georgia’s 4th annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival. The Atlanta Track Club will sponsor a One Mile Fun Run (7 years of age and older including adults) and Kilometer Kids Dash (6 years of age and under) on March 8 at 10am at the Georgia State Capitol followed by “more fun and games with Georgia’s pro sports teams, mascots and much more! There will be scholarships and prizes for the school or group with the most participants, so bring all your friends for this day of fun!” This event is free but you will need to register by March 6 in order to participate in the fun runs!
Kilometer Kids is another great program! Beginning February 24 this FREE online program sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club will get your whole family involved in the fitness plan. The goal of Kilometers Kids is to encourage kids/families to run/walk the equivalent of a marathon (26.2 miles) in an eleven week period. Families keep track their miles online and incentive prizes are awarded along the way. Families are encouraged to login in twice a week with at least 1.25 miles each time. The spring session begins February 24 and registration is FREE!
There are also fun races associated with this program so please be sure to check out the Atlanta Track Club’s website for more information regarding these additional fun runs.
March 18 FREE Kilometer Kids Fun Run Grant Park 5:30pm, must register by March 16
April 1 FREE Kilometer Kids Fun Run Gwinnett-Tribble Mill Park 5:30pm, must rgiater by March 31
April 15 FREE Kilometer Kids Fun Run Grant Park 5:30pm, must register by April 14
April 29 FREE Kilometer Kids Fun Run Grant Park 5:30pm, must register by April 28
2014 AJC Peachtree JR May 17 (Fees involved), must register by May 14
Of course there are other ways that your family or even you can become active this Spring. Here are a few that you might find helpful:
Couch to 5K Programs: There are several of these programs available for you to use. Check your app store to find one that works for you. Some of these programs are free.
Moms Run This Town (MRTT): This online support group was actually started by a mom in Newnan, Georgia. With local chapters across the country, I am sure you can find one that interests you. This group strives to be a support group for moms that like to run and/or walk.
Girls on the Run: Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident while integrating running as a part of the program.
Let’s Move Federal governments’ online program
Whether you have been on the fitness train for quite some time or just beginning as my family, becoming an active, healthy family is priceless. Happy Trails!