Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids program via Crowdrise
February 24, 2012
Join Team Kilometer Kids at the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race, and help the Atlanta Track Club (ATC) raise money for the ATC's Kilometer Kids youth running program.
Click the big blue DONATE button or go one step further and help us fundraise by clicking the JOIN THE TEAM button. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing family and friends.
Kilometer Kids is the youth outreach program of the Atlanta Track Club, the second largest running organization in the United States and organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The mission of Kilometer Kids is to inspire youth to achieve health and fitness through a fun and supportive running program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices. The program launched in 2007 with one location serving 38 kids. Today, Kilometer Kids impacts more than 3,000 kids each year throughout the Atlanta region and beyond. It is funded by partners, private donations and the Atlanta Track Club.
What's the Benefit?
Kilometer Kids seeks to create lifelong runners, instilling in participants the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. Through the program, kids learn that exercise is a fun and rewarding activity, opening the door for physical activity to become a lifelong habit. Based on statistics, establishing an active lifestyle at a young age is extremely important. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is a lack of physical activity among many children that has led to a 17% obesity rate for children in the United States. By encouraging an active lifestyle with children in the Atlanta region and beyond, Kilometer Kids and the Atlanta Track Club seek to improve participant's health and the alarming statistics on childhood obesity, while imparting confidence, self-worth and drive into all Kilometer Kids participants.
Thank you for your support!
Click here to visit the Kilometer Kids website.