Youth fitness run to fight obesity

The Achilles Track Club will host the Adidas Kids Against Obesity 2K Fun-Run in Central Park to encourage youth fitness.
The 2K run (1.24 miles) will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24 at West Drive at 67th Street. The event will help raise money to fight child obesity and the run is suspected to attract 2,000 inner-city children who are battling the disease.
The race is open to the public and children run free. The first 1,500 children to sign up will get free sneakers and Adidas t-shirts. All members will get a Mayor’s cup medal from the New York City Sports Commission.
Joining the children in their run will be government officials and celebrities such as Candice Bergen, Casey Siemaszko from NYPD Blue, Angelica Torn from Chatham, Mick Foley from the WWF and Cara Buono from The Sopranos.
Short distance races will also be organized.
Proceeds from the run will go to the Achilles Track Club, an international nonprofit organization based in New York City that focuses on giving the disabled an outlet to partake in mainstream sports as well as building the participants self-esteem.
For more information about the run, you can visit www.achillestrackclub.org.

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