Healthy Kids Running Series

Hkrs Kids
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week program.

By Kelli Comer

Many Northeast Ohioans are counting down the days until they can get their families active and enjoying the outdoors again. Luckily, the Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is making its debut at Coulby Park in Wickliffe this spring, running every Sunday at 3 p.m., from April 25 through May 23.

Getting outside and being active helps kids build self-esteem, while starting them off on a solid foundation designed to help them incorporate fitness and health into their everyday lives.

HKRS is a five-week running program during the spring season for kids pre-K through eighth grade. Each HKRS takes place once a week and offers age-appropriate running events, including the 50- and 75-yard dashes, and the quarter-mile, half-mile and one-mile run. Participants will compete every week for points. At the end of the series, the boys and girls who accumulate the most points in their respective distances will be awarded trophies. All participants will receive a medal on week five. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.

The Healthy Kids Running Series takes place at Coulby Park in Wickliffe, located at 28730 Ridge Road. To register your child and learn more, please contact the race director at or visit