JLM 5K for Kids
JOIN US THIS YEAR!
Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 9 a.m.
Junior League of Memphis Community Resource Center
3475 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
Tie on your running shoes and let’s get going for the Junior League of Memphis (JLM) 5K for Kids race! The JLM's 5K for Kids is taking steps to end childhood obesity through our community programs like Kids in the Kitchen and Church Health Center - Plan to Get Healthy which teach children and their families the importance of having an active and healthy lifestyle. Please join us in raising awareness about this epidemic and in the fight to ensure a healthy life for the kids of our community.
The JLM’s 5K for Kids has become one of the community’s most well-attended races because:
Runners and walkers enjoy a unique 5K course through east Memphis.
The race is stroller friendly – the entire family is welcome to participate!
Race day events include plenty of activities for kids, including a children’s fun run, games and activities and a “Kids in the Kitchen” area to teach children how to make healthy snacks.
This is one of the only 5K events in the community with the purpose of raising awareness about the critical issue of childhood obesity.
The issue of childhood obesity:
Childhood obesity has emerged as one of our nation’s most critical health issues.
Tennessee ranks third in the country for childhood obesity, putting our children at risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and developing unhealthy patterns that go into adulthood.
Childhood is the most important time to establish good healthy habits and impact decisions that can last a lifetime.
What the JLM is doing to change the trend:
The JLM is working to bring awareness to this issue by hosting the 5K for Kids.
JLM volunteers also lead “Kids in the Kitchen” demonstrations around the community, teaching kids and parents how to prepare nutritious (and kid-approved) snacks and meals.
Funds raised through the 5K for Kids directly supports the JLM’s efforts to provide trained volunteers and financial support to community partners and agencies, with an emphasis on helping women and children in need. Many of the programming JLM provides and funds promotes healthy and active lifestyles for families.
Thank you to these 2013 race sponsors!
Click here to see results from last year's race!