As the sun starts really shining and bikini season fast approaches, it’s time to get outside and get moving! One way is to train for a 5K. Kids can be involved, whether you take a younger child in a stroller (should be a jogger or something sturdy) or have an older child walk along side you. Weight Watchers Walk-It Campaign makes it easy to train or find a 5K near you — Check www.weightwatchers.com/walkit for the 5K. Plus you can download a free training plan to help. Or check out Couch to 5K.
Family Friendly 5Ks on Long Island
Fit Kids 5K – starts at 9am Heritage Park Mt. Sinai Rd; Mt. Sinai. Contact: Fitkids@micaringforkids.com 631-924-8698
Hance Family Foundation 5K Run/Walk with FPYC – starts at 9am for Pee Wee; Main Race is at 9:15am 1 MI; 9:45am 5K at the Floral Park Centennial Gardens and Bird Sanctuary; 251 Floral Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11001 (corner of Raff Avenue and Floral Parkway)
Contractors for Kids & Three Village CSD 5K Run/Walk – starts at 9am. R.C. Murphy JHS, 351 Oxhead Road, Stonybrook Just off Nichols Road, 631-617-5150
LIRRC Wed Night Summer Series at Eisenhower Park – 6:25pm Pee Wee 200 Meter Fun Run; 6:35pm Youth 1 Mi Fun Run; 7pm 5 K; Eisenhower Park; Field House near parking lot #2
Runday 5K - 9am 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd; Hickville