BURR RIDGE, Ill., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Get your running shoes ready for "Run the Ridge" 5K Run and 1K Walk! Runners of all ages will come together to help battle childhood obesity on Saturday June 4, in Burr Ridge, IL. The Run the Ridge 5K Run starts promptly at 8 a.m., and the 1K Walk begins at 8:45 a.m., at County Line Square shopping center 150 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge.
The race, which is certified by the Chicago Area Runner's Association (CARA), raises money for ProActive Kids (PAK), a nonprofit, childhood obesity intervention program available at hospitals and other healthcare organizations in Illinois communities. Presently Illinois is ranked 14th in the nation for childhood obesity, and 19% of all Illinois children ages 10-18 are considered obese. NBC5 Sports Anchor Mike Adamle, who is passionate about fitness for kids, will serve as the emcee for the run.
The 12th annual run/walk will feature a dance troupe, magicians, musicians and other forms of entertainment. The 5K entry fee is $35. The fee for the 1K run/walk is $10. The entrance fee for the 5K includes a sports performance t-shirt and goody bag. All participants receive entrance into the Family Refuel Tent, which will feature healthy and nutritional beverages and snacks for race participants.
Sponsors of this year's race include: Global Luxury Imports; Loyola University Health System; Automated Forms and Graphics; Burr Ridge Bank and Trust; Burr Ridge Park District; Village of Burr Ridge; Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute, Burr Ridge; Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge; P.S. Communications, Hinsdale; Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness, Willowbrook; and Brookhaven Marketplace, Burr Ridge.
Right Fit, the organizer of the race, is a fitness and health company committed to providing comprehensive and inclusive fitness, sports performance and wellness programs. Right Fit has centers in Willow brook and LaGrange, Illinois, and offers programs that teach benefits of proper posture, daily exercise, efficient movement patterns, and balanced nutrition.
ProActive Kids Foundation (PAK) is a 501(©) 3 foundation with the mission of advancing child health and reversing the obesity trend one community at a time. ProActive Kids offers eight-week programs for kids, between the ages of 8 and 14, struggling with unhealthy weight in the 85th percentile and above.
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SOURCE Right Fit Sports Fitness Wellness