As we continue to cope with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including movement in our daily lives is more important than ever. That’s why the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation has been supporting Nova Scotians in moving every day with the Let’s Keep Moving campaign.
With increased access green spaces, parks and trails, we are excited to launch Kids Run Club at Home to help Nova Scotia’s kids move more, get outdoors and have some fun!
Kids Run Club at Home
We’ve created a special training program in English and French for kids, and hopefully their families, to run from home. There are three programs to choose from based on final run distances of 2, 4 or 5 kilometres. Parents and kids can select the level that best suits them or teachers may decide on one of the programs for their students to do together – virtually.
Kids Run Club at Home will last 8 weeks and includes 3 runs each week. With help from their parents, participants will select a running route close to home measuring 250-500 metres that will be repeated depending on the length of the scheduled run. They are encouraged to run at their own pace and use a run/walk method if necessary.
Participants are encouraged to use the #LetsKeepMoving #AlphabetActivityChallenge as a warm-up. They can make up their own challenge or select from the #HighEnergy videos posted on Healthy Tomorrow Foundation Facebook page.
Kids Run Club at Home will conclude the week of June 29th with the final run of 2, 4 or 5 kilometres. For schools that are running ‘together’, arrangements will be made for teachers to get KRC Finisher’s prizes to distribute to all students who have run consistently throughout the eight weeks. All participants who complete the program can download a certificate of achievement (English or French) that recognizes their hard work and determination.
Be sure to follow Kids Run Club & Healthy Tomorrow’s social media platforms and share our posts about Kids Run Club at Home and the #LetsKeepMoving challenge.