Richmond’s Monument Avenue 10K is a little over a month away and training teams are in full swing to help prepare people for the event. In an attempt to make the training teams more family friendly, Sportsbackers and Fit4Kids have teamed up to create the Super Saturday Club for children of training team members. The Wellness Integration Specialists from Fit4Kids have designed and are helping to implement activities for the children that attend the Bensley and Bellemeade training team locations.
While their parents are out training for the Monument 10K, children are participating in activities that range from relay races, crafts, stories, playing outdoors, and enjoying a healthy snack. Not only do parents get to relax knowing that their children are in excellent hands, but the kids are having fun learning healthy habits and playing games.
There is a different theme planned for each week of the Super Saturday Club. For the Valentine’s Day Club, children participated in Valentine’s themed movements and talked about heart health. They then created cards for their parents that were participating on the training team. The day was capped off by making Cupid’s arrows using clementine orange slices, grapes, and strawberries.
Super Saturday Clubs will continue up until the Saturday before the race. Upcoming themes include Spring Time and Dance Party where the kids will get a chance to choreograph their own dance. If you were planning a Super Saturday Club, what theme would you use and what types of activities would you plan for the children? Leave your comments below.
Here’s to a happier, healthier you!
Wellness Integration Specialist