How to Get Kids Ready for Their First 5K

I'm a runner. I love to run, and I want to share that love with my kids. The first time my son and daughter asked to run with me, I was ecstatic. And when they wanted to actually run a race? I had grand visions of my kids triumphantly crossing the finish line, their arms raised high with big smiles on their faces, professing their love of running forever.

I'm not alone in wanting my kids to catch running fever. Local races often include a kids' fun run, and at almost every starting line you'll most likely see kids of all ages. When your child is ready to run a 5K for the first time, here are some tips to help you pass the running baton.

About the Author

Angela Bekkala

Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.
Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.

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