North Suburban YMCA Holds Healthy Kids Day 5K Run/Walk on April 27

 
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Updated 4/30/2019 7:36 AM
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  • Runners and walkers start the race at the North Suburban YMCA's Healthy Kids Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 27th.North Suburban YMCA

    Runners and walkers start the race at the North Suburban YMCA's Healthy Kids Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 27th.North Suburban YMCA

The North Suburban YMCA held its second annual 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 on Saturday, April 27th to celebrate Healthy Kids Day, the YMCA's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. In addition to the race, located at the Y at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, the event included vendors, music, snacks and a bounce house.

The first man to cross the finish line was Vadim Racu in 18:57. First woman to finish was Melissa Lundgaard in 22:50.

"The Y is committed to promoting youth development and healthy living in a fun way. Our 5K and Fun Run are a great way for the whole family to participate and support the Y," notes Kathy Fielding, NSYMCA Senior Vice President of Membership Engagement.

Heathy Kids Day sponsors included: 22nd Century Media, Northwestern Medicine, Waterway Carwash, Buffalo Wild Wings, Whitehall of Deerfield, Illinois Bone & Joint, Sunset Foods and Bach to Rock Music School.

About the North Suburban YMCA

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018/19, the North Suburban YMCA provides individuals in Northbrook and 15 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help them become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more at NSYMCA.org.

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