Healthy Kids 5K/10K steps off this Saturday

Published 3:30 pm Friday, April 12, 2019

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Runners, walkers – even hobblers: you are cordially invited to join this weekend’s Healthy Kids 5K/10K and Fun Run. The event is slated to kick off at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, April 13 at Confederate Park in downtown Greenville. The event is part of the agency’s month-long celebration of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in April.

“Along with our 5K/10K, we will also offer a fun morning for the kids, with games, face painting and, of course, a fun run for the younger set,” says Lisa Nimmer, director of Healthy Kids.

If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time to do so, says Nimmer.

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“Just go to or to get registered online. You can register for just $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K through Friday, April 12.”

Late registrants can sign up on the day of the race for a fee of $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Registration and package pickup begins at 7 a.m. Saturday morning at the park with both the 5K/10K set to start promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Children’s activities are scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. with the fun run at 10 a.m. to be followed by the costume contest at 10:15 a.m. Awards for top participants will be presented afterwards.

“This event is a great way for families, friends and co-workers to come together and help us in our efforts to make life better for our community’s children. As this year’s slogan says, ‘We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect,’” Nimmer says.

For additional information, call Healthy Kids at (334) 371-2104.