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YMCA to host the annual Healthy Kids Day on May 6 at Laurel Park
Runners can participant in sixth annual Fit Families 5K on same day
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Annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6

Where: Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Cost: Free

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The Georgia Mountains YMCA is hoping to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active through its annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

The free community event features activities such as such as a rock climbing wall, bounce house, obstacle course, Zumba demo, games, arts and crafts and vendors. All are designed to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

The annual event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, in Gainesville.

“A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer,” said Gwendolyn Hatcher, child care director for the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

In conjunction with Healthy Kids Day for the second consecutive year, will be sixth annual Fit Families 5K. The race will begin at 9 a.m. with registration costing $25.

T-shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registered runners.

Awards will be given to the top overall male and female; top male and female masters of age 40 and older; top three male and female in the following age groups: 8 and younger, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 and 50 and older.

For more information, contact the Georgia Mountains YMCA at 770-297-9622 or visit