Posted on August 27, 2015 at 9:37 am by Brianna
Members of YFS Girls Incorporated® of Rapid City put their feet to the ground on August 13 to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
The 7th annual Ridiculous Red Run 3k Walk/ Run event encouraged girls to show their Girls Inc. spirit by wearing wacky red outfits, the signature color of the program, while having fun being active with their friends.
Youth & Family Services continues to promote the fight against childhood obesity as it remains a concern within our community. In order to do this, YFS has taken several steps to promote healthier lifestyles. Events and activities like the Ridiculous Red Run help kids realize that being healthy doesn’t have to be strenuous, but that staying active can be a fun, social experience as well.
Members of YFS Girls Inc. love this event! The girls are able to dress up, act a little goofy, and exercise with their teachers and friends. More than 250 girls, ages of 6 – 17, participated in this year’s event. Due to the high levels of water flowing through Rapid Creek, this year’s Ridiculous Red Run was organized slightly different than past years. To avoid the sections of the bike path surrounding Sioux Park that have been blocked off because of high water levels, girls were escorted on a new path which took them to various stations where they could participate in a fun activity such as hopscotch, and blowing and dancing with bubbles. This new route was a success with the girls!
Volunteers from YFS cheered the girls on during the walk/run and then served them a picnic lunch after they all crossed the finish line.