Cowtown Kids 5K Race Receives Top National Honor

The Cowtown Kids 5K was just named the best Youth Running Event of the Year in the U.S.!

My heartiest congratulations go out to Heidi Swartz, executive director of The Cowtown, and her staff for working so hard to put on this race, as well as providing training programs, nutritional education, and financial assistance our area students.

The Cowtown CALF (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness) Council helps coordinate these programs. Last year, CALF helped distribute more than 600 monetary grants and 550 pairs of shoes to the Kids 5K participants. This year, more than 1,600 financial grants will be given to our local school children.

“For some of these kids, this is their very first pair of new shoes,” Ms. Swartz said in the announcement.

As a member of the CALF Council, I will be going to schools in the next few weeks to help fit children in their new running shoes and encourage them to run in the 5K – and to keep on running. Any child who is already out there running is bound to excel.

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