Fit for the Future 5K to Raise Awareness of Childhood Obesity and Promote Healthy Lifestyles
HUDSON, OHIO (September 23, 2013) – LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club will hold their second annual Fit for the Future 5K and One Mile Fun Run, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The goal of the run is to raise awareness of childhood obesity, while promoting healthy lifestyles and fun through fitness.
“Approximately one-third of American youth are overweight,” said Jerry Lynch, co-owner of LifeCenter Plus. “It is imperative that obesity in children is combated. If it is not, it will affect them for the rest of their lives with health issues, including diabetes.”
Runners of all fitness levels and ages are encouraged to participate. The race begins and ends at LifeCenter Plus, with much of the course on the bike and hike trail. A water station will be provided during the race, with an awards ceremony for top-placers following the race.
“Our 5K is geared toward individuals of all ages as well fitness and running levels,” said
Lynch. “We want to demonstrate that fitness can be fun.”
Late registration and packet pick up will be on Friday, October 4 at LifeCenter Plus, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the race will be donated to Akron Children’s Hospital Future Fitness Clinic that provides overweight and obese children and teens with individual guidance.
The Family Fun 5K and One Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Interested runners may sign up at www.Active.com by Tuesday, October 1. The race fee is $20 per person. Kids 12 and under are free. Discounts are granted to Summit Athletic Club members, LifeCenter Plus members, and runners from the 2012 event.
About LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club
A premier health and fitness facility, LifeCenter Plus has served the Hudson, Stow and surrounding communities since 1978. The 103,000-square foot multi-purpose facility is a full-service, four-season health and fitness club with two indoor and three outdoor swimming pools. Members enjoy more than 100 free classes each week. LifeCenter Plus is located at 5133 Darrow Road, Hudson, Ohio. For more information call 330-655-2377 or visit the website at www.LifeCenterPlus.com.
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