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Thursday, June 20, 2013 09:19 am

Fun fitness



If you have children 12 and under, mark your calendar to attend Get Fit on Route 66 Walk, Run, Roll, Sat., June 22. This Generation Healthy (genHkids) Kids Coalition event, sponsored by Springfield Electric, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, BUNN and Southwind Park, has so much fun in store, your kids will hardly believe there’s exercise involved. Stretching exercises will make way to an obstacle course/run/walk (credit for obstacle course to PowerWorks Fitness). More fun awaits with face painting, a bounce house, goodies bags, info and demos from Chinatown, Girls on the Run, Adventure Dive and Travel, Dance Creations Dance Studio, Illinois State Museum and John Geyston’s MMA. GenHkids is a Springfield nonprofit that champions kids’ health, stressing to youth that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes and healthy bodies equal healthy minds. Register at 9 a.m. or at Medals and T-shirts are limited to first 200. Donations are also accepted.

genHkids Get Fit on Route 66 Walk, Run, Roll
Saturday, June 22, 9am-12pm
Southwind Park Hope Picnic Shelter
4965 S. Second Street