It’s an everyday occurrence to see an adult running the streets of Buffalo. Jogging is one of the most accessible forms of exercise. Simply throw on a pair of running sneakers and head out the door.
If you’re a runner, what was the age that you first thought about the activity as a recreation? Was it in track classes, or for a sport? Or did you have a runner in you family? No matter, running can be introduced to children at an early age. Obviously the most important lesson to learn early on, is to be safe. It’s important to take care of the body (stretching, proper shoes, etc), and it’s also important to take safe routes, preferably with a friend or two.
On Saturday June 6, 2015, the Independent Health Foundation is hosting its annual Kid’s Run, where families run together around Ring Road in Delaware Park. It’s a great way to introduce a young person to the beauties and benefits of running. Aside from the run, there are all sorts of other kids activities to participate in. Check out the following video to see what the event entails…
Kids Run | Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Delaware Park (9 am) | Near the Zoofari Courtyard of the Buffalo Zoo.
The free event, presented by Wegmans, includes a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile run/walk for all ages, and strollers are welcomed.Trophies are awarded to the top three boys and girls in a variety of age categories, and each participant receives a medal at the finish line, while supplies last. After the race, all participants can enjoy the Buffalo Zoo with $2 (cash only) admission per person. Limited, free parking is also available at the zoo. Participants are asked to sign up for the free event by May 20 to receive a race number and timing chip. Also, for more information on the race, participants can visit this website or pick up a registration form at any area Wegmans.