Junior League’s 5K for Kids Race Hits The Road This Saturday

Posted on: 11:56 am, May 9, 2013, by , updated on: 11:57am, May 9, 2013


Grab your running (or walking) shoes and join WREG News Channel 3’s Candace McCowan this Saturday at the Junior League of Memphis (JLM) 5k for Kids – Taking Steps to End Childhood Obesity.  Candace McCowan will serve as the event’s Honorary Chair this year.  Race kick-off will be at 9am in front of the JLM’s Community Resource Center located at 3475 Central Avenue near the University of Memphis campus.

Bring the entire family for a morning of fun.  Children of all ages are welcome, even in their strollers.  Online registration is available at www.JLMemphis.org or you can come to one of the Packet Pick-up events listed below and register in person!

Packet Pick-up:

Thursday, May 9 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Fleet Feet
Friday, May 10 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m at the Community Resource Center
Saturday May 11, from 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Community Resource Center

 This annual event is part of the JLM’s effort to shed light on the important issue of childhood obesity and provide families with a way to take action – in an active way, of course.  The JLM works year-round to help kids lead healthier lifestyles through programs such as Kids in the Kitchen and the Church Health Center – Plan to Get Healthy.