BURR RIDGE, Ill., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners and Walkers of all ages will help fight childhood obesity during Run the Ridge 5K Run and 1K Walk, Saturday, June 3rd, Burr Ridge, IL. The 13th Annual Run the Ridge 5K Run starts promptly at 8 a.m. and the 1K Walk begins at 8:45 a.m. at the County Line Square Shopping Center, 150 Burr Ridge Parkway.
This event raises money for Pro Active 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 Illinois children ages 10-18 are obese.
Hinsdale Central High School Pom Dance Alumnae will come "home" to participate in the run/walk and show support for good health, nutrition and fitness for Illinois youth. Cortney Hall, morning anchor for WGN-TV, will announce the winners and Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub will help kick off the event. The day of family activities will feature various entertainment groups, including jugglers and a Taekwondo team.
The 5K entry fee is $25 for participants registering before May 1 and $35 for those entering later, and it includes a t-shirt and goody bag. The fee for the 1K run/walk is $10.
Sponsors of the race are; Right Fit Sports Fitness Wellness, Willow Brook and LaGrange; Loyola University Health System; Burr Ridge; Automated Forms and Graphics, Lemont; Burr Ridge Bank and Trust; The Village of Burr Ridge; Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute; Burr Ridge; Dermatology& Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd: Willow Brook, Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge; P.S. Communications, Chicago; Brookhaven Marketplace, Burr Ridge; BMO Harris Bank, Burr Ridge; Running for Kicks Palos Heights; and Burr Ridge Park District.
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.
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.
To register for the race, log on runtheridge5k.com, or call 630-850-4050.
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SOURCE Right Fit Sports Fitness Wellness