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"Kids On Track" Teaches Kids Running Techniques

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VESTAL, N.Y. -

Families met at the Vestal Rail Trail on Sunday for the first week of UHS's Stay Healthy Kids Program "Kids On Track." 

The program aims to get participants into the habit of exercise. Confluence Running Store Manager Matt Gowers and Binghamton University Running Club gives kids tips on how to run safely, stay hydrated, and demonstrates proper techniques. Sprints, long-distance, relays, and running games are all part of the fun. 

UHS Stay Healthy Kids coordinator Megan Farmer says kids do not need experience running, and can even walk if they like.

"The goal is just to get out and enjoy the fresh air...put the screens down and get away from video games and enjoy exercising with their family and friends," said Farmer. 

Kids keep track of their progress and prizes are awarded for milestone markers. The program runs every Sunday for eight weeks.