by Shirley Flores
Forest City Spanish Church will hold its second Let’s Get Moving Kids event on Sunday, October 7, 9:00 a.m., at Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The success of last year’s fun/walk day to promote active and healthy lifestyles encouraged organizers to plan this year’s event to be “bigger, better, and with greater impact in the community.”
Let’s Get Moving Kids 2011 attracted 150 participants and highlighted kids running with parents, family, and friends. Runners chose between a 3K or 1/8-mile run/walk, and each received a T-shirt and finisher medallion. Participants were given water as they ran and received encouragement from posted signs with promises and health facts throughout the park.
Located around the park’s water fountain, local venders provided healthy resources to the participants and visitors. The event finished with drawings for gifts to promote an active lifestyle. Coverage of the day’s activities was given by Telemundo Telenoticias Orlando.
This year’s event will include a mini Health Fair, Healthy 100 Kids Fit Team, giveaways, face painting, a bounce house, music, and more. More information is at http://www.facebook.com/LetsGetMovingKids.