Louie’s Kids Announces Launch of New Bridge Run Program
Louie’s Kids begins registration and volunteer search for new Meet Under The Bridge To Get Over It program
CHARLESTON, S.C. (December 18, 2014) – Louie’s Kids, a national nonprofit helping to treat childhood obesity and promote a healthier more productive lifestyle, announces a new program to prepare children and parents for the 38th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run on March 28th, 2015. The Meet Under the Bridge to Get Over It program is designed for families of any physical fitness level to come together and get fit in a 10-week course prior to the 10K Run. The program, taught by local volunteers in the health and fitness community, employs strength training and running to work on overall fitness and help participants reach their individual goal for the Bridge Run.
“The focus of the program is simple. Families getting fit, and doing so together,” said Louis Yuhasz, Founder and CEO of Louie’s Kids. “The Bridge Run is a major draw for visitors in our area looking for a fun and healthy family activity, but it is something that most of these children miss out on. We want to make sure any child with a desire to participate has the support they need.”
Dates: January 20th – March 28th, 2015
Time/Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park under the bridge (in the large field by the playground).
Workouts: Mandatory attendance of two workouts per week. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $25 per family
Dress: Appropriate workout attire is crucial – the most important being sneakers. Old, or items with significant wear are not recommended as they can be detrimental to a child’s performance and safety
Important Dates: March 28th, 2015, 38th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
Additional Information: Louie’s Kids will be paying for all families’ race registration; participants will receive a free team racing shirt, water bottle, and a running light to bring to each practice.
*More detailed information can be found online at the link below
For more information on Louie’s Kids and volunteer or participation registration forms for Meet Under the Bridge to Get Over It, visit LouiesKids.org.
About Louie’s Kids
Founded in 2001 in Alexandria, Va., and operated today out of Charleston, SC, Louie's Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to empower children to make changes, both physically and mentally, for a healthier and more productive life. The mission of Louie’s Kids is to strengthen the future of the communities they serve by making children healthier and improved citizens, while also providing excellent stewardship to those funders who invest their time and treasure in the children served. Follow Louie’s Kids on Facebook and Twitter.