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Kids Invited to Join 12 Week Fitness Program to Prepare to Excel in the 4th of July 5K Fun Run

Redwood City, CA - March 4, 2011 - Every year during the 4th of July festival in Downtown Redwood City, there’s a great 5K Fun Run that a lot of people really enjoy. Here’s an opportunity for kids ages 8 – 13 to get ready to run in that event, by joining Redwood City’s Ready, Set, Run program! This is a character-building running program that trains children to participate in the Redwood City 4th of July 5K Fun Run.

The cost is just $25 and participants will receive 12 weeks of running instruction, a training manual, t-shirt, and enrollment in the Redwood City 4th of July Fun Run. This fitness program is designed by the National Alliance for Youth Sports and sponsored by the Sequoia Health Care District, and supported by the Redwood City Police Activities League.

Topics covered during this twice-a-week program include proper physical training and nutrition, goal-setting, confidence, peer pressure, self-esteem, respecting authority, and more. There is a mandatory parent orientation on March 24th, 6 pm at Red Morton Center.

PLEASE NOTE: the deadline to register for this great program is March 16th, 2011.

The Ready, Set, Run program takes place April 4th - July 4th, each Monday and Wednesday from 4 - 5:30 pm (note: no class 4/18 - 4/22). It takes place at Kennedy Middle School, Stulsaft Park, and Sequoia High School (specific dates of each location to be announced).

All the details and registration forms are available at or by calling Erin Niemeyer, Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services, at 780-7335.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at

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Erin Neimeyer
Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services


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