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Healthy Kids Georgia

5th ANNUAL BE HEALTHY GEORGIA FESTIVAL & FAMILY FUN RUN

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Georgia State Capitol

Join Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Olympians and special guests for the 5th Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival and Family Fun Run on Saturday, March 7th!  The FREE family day at the Georgia State Capitol kicks off with Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids Family Fun Run and Kids Dash followed by more fun and games in Dole's Family Fit City.

Family Fit City presented by Dole Food Company is where all your Georgia sports teams, special guests and over 50 organizations will be to ensure you and the whole family have a fun-filled Saturday full of prizes and give-a-ways.  Our live DJ will keep the beat alive while we crank up the much anticipated Mascot Trot and the ever popular Mascot Dance-off presented by Amerigroup... The ONLY place you will ever get to see all your mascots at once in busting a move at for top bragging rights.

Oh, last but not least, put your wallets away because Arby's Foundation is going to provide FREE healthy lunch until supplies lasts! 

Family Fun Run & Kilometer Kids Dash Registration

Sign the family up HERE at Atlanta Track Club's website.

Who Can Participate

1 Mile Fun Run (7 & older, open to adults) / Kilometer Kids Dash (6 & younger) / Family Fit City presented by Dole Food Company is for all ages.

Individual Prizes

ALL children participants in the Fun Run and Kilometer Kids Dash will receive a Kilometer Kids medal and a ATC grab bag.  Be sure to keep your grab bag handy for Dole Family Fit City!

Win a Scholarship and Group Prizes

There will be a "most participants" incentive prize, so please spread the word!  The school or group with the most participants pre-registered for the event will win a special team award and party, compliments of the Atlanta Track Club.

Additionally, Healthy Kids Georgia, along with Arby's Foundation, will award the top 3 organizations that pre-register the most participants with scholarships to maintain your health and wellness programming!  1st Place: $1,500 / 2nd Place: $1,000 / 3rd Place: $750

Hurry and get your school and/or group pre-registered now at www.atlantatrackclub.org!

Event Schedule

8:30 am          Race number pick-up opens (same day registration)

9:30 am          Dole Foods Family Fit City Expo Opens

9:40 am          Warm-up  with Olympians and Special Guests

9:55 am          National Anthem by Usher's New Look

10:00 am        1 Mile Family Fun Run (7 & older, open to adults)

10:30 am        Kilometer Kids Dash (6 & younger)

11:00 am        Mascot Trot and Dance-off presented by Amerigroup

12:30 pm        Event Close

Parking

Freight Depot Lot - 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 / Lot Access: MLK Jr. Dr. just past Washington St intersection / Cost: FREE until 2pm

Georgia Archives Building - 330 Capitol Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30334 / Enter on Fraser Street off Memorial Ave. / Cost: FREE / 2 Blocks from Event

200 Central Parking Garage - 200 Central Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 / Lot Access: Central Ave. & Washington St. / Cost: $4 / 2 Blocks from Event

Underground Atlanta Garage - 75 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 / Lot Access: MLK Jr. Dr SW / Cost: $3 / 1 Block from Event

MARTA

Georgia State Station (Blue Line) - 170 Piedmont Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

2014 Media Partners

CBS46 - Telemundo Atlanta - WSB TV Atlanta - Georgia News Network (GNN) - Georgia Public Broadcast (GPB) - Georgia Family Connection Partnership - Atlanta & Company/11Alive - The Ryan Cameron Morning Show (V103.3)

Event Contact Information

Roy Neill - Roy.Neill@ltgov.ga.gov

 

Be Healthy Georgia Festival Archives

2013 & 2014: View all event photographs at www.facebook.com/healthykidsgeorgia.

2012: View the event video here!

 

About the Healthy Kids Georgia Program

Lt. Governor's "Healthy Kids Georgia" program is a collaboration of the Office of Lieutenant Governor, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, and other corporate and community partners.  Formed in 2010 to address the epidemic levels of childhood obesity in Georgia and the serious physical and emotional consequences of the problem, the program encourages schools to partner with their local communities and the Healthy Schools program to confront the childhood obesity crisis by implementing health and wellness programs in Georgia’s schools. 

As Lt. Governor, I want to challenge our superintendants, principals, and parents to help create healthier environments in their schools by becoming a  part of the Healthy Schools Program.  I will personally recognize every school that enrolls in this program for their commitment to healthy kids.  I am confident with leadership and motivation across Georgia we can change the culture surrounding health and physical fitness in our schools.

Lastly, through Public Private Partnerships, Healthy Kids Georgia is the conduit for corporate support strategies to be implemented throughout the state upholding the mission to increase awareness and participation for healthy living lifestyles.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program

"As Lt. Governor I am gravely concerned with Georgia’s ever increasing childhood obesity rates. By third grade nearly a quarter of children in Georgia are considered obese, and almost half of children ages 10 to 14 fail to meet the national recommended level of physical activity. It’s time we reverse these trends.”

The Healthy Schools Program is an initiative of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national non-profit founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. One of the country’s most extensive childhood obesity prevention efforts, Healthy Schools Program schools are making significant changes in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and staff wellness to help tomorrow’s generation be healthier. The Healthy Schools Program provides assistance at no cost – guiding participants to resources that help them make healthy changes in nutrition, physical activity and health education so students and staff can lead healthier lives.

The Healthy Schools Program works with more than 15,000 schools across the United States, including more than 500 schools in Georgia. In 2013, 17 Georgia schools received National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their work transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.

GOLD:
Spout Springs School of Enrichment, Hall County

SILVER:
Jackson Road Elementary School
McEver Arts Elementary School
Parkside Elementary School
Port Wentworth Elementary School

BRONZE:
Bruce Elementary School
Campbell Elementary School
Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry 
Chicopee Woods Elementary School
Friendship Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
James H Porter Elementary School
Jesup Elementary School
King-Danforth Elementary School

Lanier Elementary School

 

(Photo: Georgia schools that met National Recognition at the 2012 Healthy Schools Program Annual Forum in Little Rock)

Join the Healthy Schools Program

To help your schools take advantage of this helpful opportunity, please contact Lee Ann Else, Georgia's Healthy School Program Manager at leeann.else@healthiergeneration.org or 404.308.0510. 

Or enroll today by visiting the Healthy Schools Program: www.HealthierGeneration.org

Success Stories

We want to hear about what your school is doing to promote a healthy school environment.  Send us your picture and letters, and your school success story could appear here. Contact us to share your stories!

Sites of Interest

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Georgia Childern's Health Alliance

Georgia Health Policy Center

Contact Us

For questions regarding Healthy Kids Georgia, please feel free to contact Roy Neill at Roy.Neill@ltgov.ga.gov.

 

Be Fit. Be Healthy. Be You.