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Younger runners compete in the Kid's Rock Savannah run

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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.

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