The Race Across USA is a 140-day stage race across the USA to raise awareness about childhood “inactivity”, to raise money for the 100 Mile Club® and to sign up as many schools as possible along the way. This event starts in Huntington Beach, CA on January 16, 2015.
According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. At the present time, 12.5 million children, ages 6-19 in the United States are obese. Many more are overweight. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are, therefore, more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. But what can be done?
The goals for the Race Across USA are three fold:
a) Raise awareness about the epidemic of childhood inactivity in young people,
b) Raise funds to sponsor students who cannot afford the cost of qualified activity programs and
c) Inspire children to make vigorous physical activity a consistent part of their daily lives.
Please consider trusting Run-Walk Events with a donation. All proceeds from this event go to 100 Mile Club®.