The Healthy Kids Running Series Returns to Haddonfield, NJ this Spring!
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You know the constant struggle of finding something to do in South Jersey with your kids on the weekend that isn’t going to break the bank?? (Actually, if you check our calendar frequently, you *shouldn’t* have that problem…just saying!) You want something fun, something that’ll get some of their seemingly endless energy out (oh, if we could just bottle up a LITTLE bit of it for ourselves), and, if possible, something that’ll teach them a positive lesson or two and help them to become awesome little productive members of society. That’s a pretty tall order, right? But, you know what? The Healthy Kids Running Series in Haddonfield at the Crows Woods Fields could be just the event you’ve been looking for! Read on, grasshopper, read on.
Starting in March, kids ages 2 through 8th grade, will be able to participate in a friendly, weekly race at Crows Woods Fields in Haddonfield through the Healthy Kids Running Series program. This nationwide program hosts races with a mission to “engage communities and families by providing an inclusive youth running experience, inspiring kids to believe in themselves and lead an active healthy lifestyle.” Annually, this series impacts more than 60,000 youth runners in over 300 communities across the United States. Pretty sweet, right?
Last year, my two boys participated in the Spring running series and they had a blast! Every Sunday, for 5 weeks, we drove to Crows Woods Fields and the boys ran races in our age group. Now, because the running distance is determined by age, Big Dude did have to run further than Little Dude. He wasn’t very happy about that, but I honestly think knowing he ran a longer distance made his feeling of accomplishment even greater. The Mister and I would stand on the sidelines and cheer ALL the kids on (it’s like we were all one big, happy family) as they reached the final distance and crossed the finish line. It was obvious how proud all the kids were when they finished their race. Some of them had smiles on their faces, some of them were crying, some of them looked plain exhausted, but each and every one of them was proud of their achievement. It was awesome and made my mama heart so so happy.
Ready for the details? Want to know more? Here we go!
The Healthy Kids Running Series in Haddonfield, NJ will be the following dates at 5:00pm at Crows Woods Fields
- Sunday, March 29, 2020
- Sunday, April 5, 2020
- Sunday, April 19, 2020
- Sunday, April 26, 2020
- Sunday, May 3, 2020
Fees & What’s Included
Until March 8, registration is $35. After March 8, this fee will increase to $40.
This registration includes:
- child’s participation in all 5 races
- Healthy Kids Running Series tech t-shirt
- race bag
- finishers medal
Each week, kids can compete to earn points and, at the end of the series, the top boy and girl in their respective age divisions will receive a trophy.
Registration for the Healthy Kids Running Series in Haddonfield can be completed through this link.
Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
If you’re able to, the Healthy Kids Running Series in Haddonfield is looking for volunteers to help make this series the best it can be! Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age (perfect opportunity for your high school students that have aged out of the races!) and able to serve for the 5-week series. Service letters are available for those who need them.
Donation opportunities are available as well! Donations are currently being collected to help cover registration for children who want to participate, but whose parents cannot afford the program fees and to help bring the program to under-served communities.
Get social with the Healthy Kids Running Series in Haddonfield by following their Facebook Page
South Jersey Family will be at the races each week, too! We’re so excited to be sponsoring this program and can’t wait to see you all there! If your kids will be racing, let us know in the comments!
Elizabeth Dukart is a proud born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 boys.
Created in 2018, Elizabeth owns and publishes South Jersey Family: a free resource allowing local families can enjoy quality time together with the help of a local events & activities calendar, local reviews & recommendations, and more. She loves hanging out in the Real Moms of South Jersey Facebook Group and planning get-togethers in the area! Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest are her favorite forms of social media. In addition, Elizabeth helps to empower local women by co-leading the Cherry Hill Believe Inspire Grow Pod through monthly meetings and a Facebook Group.
When she’s not busy taking over the world, Elizabeth can be found listening to The Beatles, being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, searching for deals in the aisles of Target, or sharing her Keto experiences, finds, and recipes on Keto Mom NJ.