Jill Murphy, DPT, LAT, CSCS
Parents with proud smiles and beaming kids holding their prized ribbons and bags filled South Memorial Park in Neenah on Sunday night, as the Neenah Summer Fun Runs held their opening race on Sunday, June 2nd. Over 700 hundred kids ages 0 to 14 showed up, along with their siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends, making it a great night to run one of the 400m, 800m, or 1600m distances. Before the race, the kids picked up their registration tags and then eagerly lined up for their run, knowing they would receive a ribbon at the finish. After the race, treats donated by local sponsors were handed out to all of the run participants.
This was the first of five races to be held bi-weekly at the park for all registered runners. After completing two races, the children receive a special Neenah Summer Fun Run T-shirt. A medal is handed out after the completion of all five races. MotionWorks Physical Therapy is proud to be a sponsor for the Neenah Summer Fun Runs.
The other races this summer will be held in the same location (South Memorial Park in Neenah) at 7pm on Sundays, June 2, 16, 30 July 14, 28. If your kids are interested in participating in this free race series, visit www.neenahfunrun.com to find out more details on how to register your kids for this fun event.