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! This FREE family day at the all new Liberty Plaza 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.
FREE Family Fun Run & Kilometer Kids Dash Registration
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.
ALL children participants in the Fun Run and Kilometer Kids Dash will receive a Kilometer Kids medal and a ATC grab bag.
WIN a Grant
Healthy Kids Georgia, along with Arby's Foundation, will award the top 3 organizations with the most participants on race day THAT PARTICIPATE with scholarships to maintain your health and wellness programming! ***Be sure to enter the organization you are a part of on the registration page via Atlanta Track Club to be entered..
1st Place: $1,500 / 2nd Place: $1,000 / 3rd Place: $750
8:30 am Race number pick-up opens (same day registration)
9:30 am Dole Fit City Expo Opens
9:40 am Warm-up with Special Guests
9:55 am National Anthem presented Verizon
10:00 am 1 Mile Family Fun Run (7 & older, open to adults)
10:30 am Kilometer Kids Dash (6 & younger)
10:45 am Mascot Trot and Dance-off presented by Amerigroup
11:00 am Grant Winners presented by Arby's Foundation
12:30 pm Event Close
Freight Depot Lot - 33 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 / Lot Access: MLK Jr. Dr. just past Washington St intersection / Cost: $5 / 2 Blocks from Event
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 / 2 Block from Event
Georgia State Station (Blue Line) - 170 Piedmont Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Capitol Avenue Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334
2014 Media Partners
Telemundo Atlanta - WSB TV Atlanta - Georgia Public Broadcast (GPB) - Georgia Family Connection Partnership - Atlanta & Company/11Alive - The Ryan Cameron Morning Show (V103.3) - 949TheBull.com - Power961.com - Radio1057.com - 640WGST.com
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 800 schools in Georgia. In 2014, 25 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, including the South's first Gold school - Spout Springs School of Enrichment, Hall County.
(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 email@example.com or 404.308.0510.
Or enroll today by visiting the Healthy Schools Program: www.HealthierGeneration.org
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
For questions regarding Healthy Kids Georgia, please feel free to contact Roy Neill at Roy.Neill@ltgov.ga.gov.