Obstacle Course Challenge Will Raise Awareness for National Childhood Obesity Month
Raising awareness for National Childhood Obesity Month, the Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Coldwell Banker to create a fun and adventurous obstacle course for kids aged 5-13.
The “September Scramble” will be held at Laguna Lake Golf Course on Sept. 30, from 2-4 p.m. The course was developed by the Parks and Recreation Department to promote healthy eating and physical activity during this month of obesity awareness. The scramble will feature more than 13 obstacles built over a .75-mile path throughout the golf course.
The obstacles will challenge the participants’ imaginations and abilities, featuring a climbing wall, hay bale hurdles, tunnels, net climbs and balance beams. Designed for kids aged 5-6, 7-9 and 10-13, the trials will be organized by age group. And the final category of the day will be a parent-child course, encouraging parents to have fun with their children through recreation.
The scramble will cost $10 per child, with a maximum cost of $20 per family. (There will be a maximum of five children allowed, unless prior approval is granted.) Each participant will receive a T-Shirt commemorating the adventure.
Childhood obesity is a major health concern – and it is getting worse. Roughly one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. That figure more than tripled from 1971 to 2011, leading to greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.
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