For Immediate Release
June 5, 2015
Contact: Nicole Lesson
The Just Run® Miami Lakes Program, in its 5th year, is a free, fun program that promotes fitness, healthy eating, good citizenship, and pride in accomplishment for elementary and middle school students, ages 5 through 14. This free program was made possible through the Town and its Youth Activities Task Force and held every Monday and Wednesday over the last four months.
During the ceremony, participants received medals, ran a victory lap and had a healthy snack end of the year party.
As part of this year’s program, Miami Children’s Hospital hosted five sessions, four of which were nutrition workshops and one that featured a set of physical trainers who came to educate participants on the importance of stretching and highlighted warm down techniques. Throughout the program, we track both group and individual progress. Through this, the children also develop a sense of pride as they contribute their personal mileage and assist the group in reaching a common goal.
The 70 program participants, together as a group, ran more than 490 miles; four participants also placed “Top Fifteen” in the Cystic Fibrosis 5K Run, where 35 youngsters participated and raised more than $300.
The program will be offered again in September. For more information or to register for the September session, contact Katya Lysak, Leisure Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (305) 698-9308.