Younger runners compete in the Kid's Rock Savannah run - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Younger runners compete in the Kid's Rock Savannah run

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling

    Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:37:01 GMT
    If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations and reopeningMore >>
    If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations.More >>
  • Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

    Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:15 GMT
    We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County MetropolitanMore >>
    We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization discussed the study, among other things.More >>
  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

 

More than 500 "little" runners were a part of the Kids Rock Savannah run in Daffin Park.

The event is a follow up to the Rock and Roll Marathon giving the younger ones a chance to have their moment in the spotlight.
 
Many children became full marathon finishers by completing a 25.2-mile training program prior to race day while others ran, walked or jogged the one-mile course during today's race day.

"I think it's so important to get kids involved in physical activity early. It builds their self esteem, it gets them out in the community, so it's a win win," said Michelle Gavin 

The Kids Rock events have become a popular part of Rock n' Roll Marathons across the country.  7,000 school children participated in the program at one event in Tennessee last year.

Copyright 2013 WTOC. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow