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Area children gear up for June 4 Fun Run

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rotary Club of Brazil member Rob Dispennett runs along behind a group of children as they practice running in Forest Park. The children are registered to run in the Subway/Rotary of Brazil Health Kids 1-mile Fun Run at Forest Park, scheduled to take place June 4.
The Subway/Rotary Healthy Kids 1-mile Fun Run will take place Saturday, June 4, at Forest Park.

As of Thursday, May 5, approximately 45 children had registered to participate in the opening practice.

Other practices, which are scheduled for approximately 30 minutes, will take place May 16, 19, 23, 26, and June 2.

There is no cost to participate in the event, but an application was required to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian of all who entered.

During the first practice, a program on safety precautions was presented by local resident John Howes, with additional tips and walking suggestions provided by Rotarian Linda Messmer.

The children and parents or guardians then took part in a short warm-up session before jogging or walking a short course marked and manned by Rotarians inside Forest Park.

Each practice will follow a similar format of a short program by a special guest, followed by running or walking time on a set path within the park.

During the practice session, parts of Nabuca Drive, Bonnie Miller Drive, Center Street and one service road in Forest Park will be closed at 6 p.m.

The roads will also be closed on race day at 11 a.m., for approximately 30 minutes.

Avid runner and athlete John Howes discusses safe running rules and precautions with children registered to run in the Subway/Rotary of Brazil Healthy Kids 1-mile Fun Run, scheduled to take place June 4 at Forest Park.
Applications are still available at the Subway in Brazil or by calling Messmer at 448-8725.

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Great job kids...keep up the good work! And, thanks to the Rotary Club Members for sponsoring this run!!

-- Posted by karebabe on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 10:44 PM

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