SAN ANTONIO- The youngest participants of the Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio Marathon kicked off the weekend festivities with their own race Saturday morning. An estimated 2000 kids took part in the ING Kids Rock San Antonio event which focused on combating childhood obesity.
There is an average of 12.5 million children and teens in the United States that are obese so the goal was to get kids moving.
Mickella Torch who participated in the run said, “It feels good to get out here and get some exercise and stuff”.
And that's what it's all about. Mickella is a step ahead when it comes to learning the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For the past three years she has been participating in runs much like INS Kids Rock.
The one mile run attracted kids from grades kindergarten to 7th grade at Brackenridge Park. The goal was to get kids moving which is why the race was a non-timed, non-competitive event.
And the fun is just getting started. Sunday morning tens of thousands of runners, bikers, and walkers will be downtown for the Rock 'n Roll Marathon, the half-marathon, and bike tour. It’s all to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.