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Over 7,000 kids Committed to Fitness at ING KiDS ROCK Nashville

We’re a little bit country and a little bit Rock ‘n’ Roll
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A record 7,125 kids crossed the same finish line as adults who ran the Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon when they participated in the ING KiDS ROCK Nashville on Friday, April 27 at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. This was a huge increase from the 4,700 kids who participated in the event last year, making it one of the largest kids’ races in the country.

7,000 Kids Run for Their Health at ING KiDS ROCK Nashville

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  • ING Run For Something Better® promotes kids fitness, fights childhood obesity
  • Sold-out kids race Saturday, April 27, at LP Field
  • Olympians Rod Dixon and Jim Ryun to encourage, motivate children on race day
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  • ING Run For Something Better® promotes kids fitness, fights childhood obesity
  • Sold-out kids race Saturday, April 27, at LP Field
  • Olympians Rod Dixon and Jim Ryun to encourage, motivate children on race day

ING KiDS ROCK Gets Kids Running in Dallas

What does Dallas have to offer besides Tony Romo and the Cowboys?
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Screaming kids and a pop-punk rock alternative music group set the stage for ING Kids Rock Dallas on Saturday, March 24, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Nearly 800 kids in grades K–7 became “marathon finishers,” completing a cumulative marathon training program of 25.2 miles in the weeks leading up to race day. On race day, the kids felt a huge sense of accomplishment as they crossed the finish line. They received a medal, T-shirt and goodie bag.

ING KiDS ROCK Gets D.C. Kids on Road to Healthier Lifestyle

A Little Rain Couldn't Stop Them From Running
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Guess what? Kids love running in the rain just as much as they love playing in the snow! It was evident at ING KiDS ROCK D.C. on Friday, March 16, at the D.C. Armory’s Parking Lot 6. The rain couldn’t stop nearly 800 kids in grades K-7 from running their final one mile. “It’s awesome that these kids can boast about being ‘marathoners’ — not something a lot of adults can claim,” said Dr. Andy Baldwin, U.S. Navy physician and ING KiDS ROCK and ING Run For Something Better® ambassador.

ING KiDS ROCK New Orleans Makes Fitness Fun

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Look at them go!

Close to 700 kids completed their final one-mile run at ING KiDS ROCK at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012 — the culminating event of their “marathon” run.  

ING Awards more than $100,000 in Grants to Combat Childhood Obesity

ING Run For Something Better® School-Based Running Programs Help Students Learn Healthy Choices and Take Responsibility for Their Own Fitness
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 8, 2011 - The ING Community Fund today announced that it has awarded 50 schools from 24 states across the U.S. with up to $2,500 grants to help students combat childhood obesity by getting them more active through school-based running programs.

Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Adds Kids Race

ING KiDS ROCK San Diego to Inspire, Encourage Local Kids to Enjoy Fitness Registration Still Open, Event to be Held Saturday, June 4th
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 18, 2011 - It’s the kids’ turn to relish in the excitement and accomplishment of the finish line. In its 14th year, the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will introduce a kids’ race, known as ING KiDS ROCK San Diego.

Kids Race Celebrates Ten Years Running, Rebranded as ING KiDS ROCK

Sold-out event offers fun and fitness for over 4,700 kids; Mayor Karl Dean, Troy Gentry, U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall to attend
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The 10th annual ING KiDS ROCK Nashville, previously known as the YMCA Country Music Kids’ Marathon, has introduced the fun of fitness and running to kids at a time when poor nutrition and a widespread lack of exercise threatens the health of an entire generation.

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The 10th annual ING KiDS ROCK Nashville, previously known as the YMCA Country Music Kids’ Marathon, has introduced the fun of fitness and running to kids at a time when poor nutrition and a widespread lack of exercise threatens the health of an entire generation.

Over 1,000 Kids Run Final Mile of Marathon in ING KiDS ROCK Mardi Gras

Feb. 12 Proclaimed ING KiDS ROCK Day
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Over 1,000 kids in New Orleans participated in ING KiDS ROCK Mardi Gras, running their final mile to become marathon finishers. The fun run for kids, supported by the ING Run For Something Better training program, served as New Orleans' first official Let's Move! in Cities and Towns event. Governor Jindal of Louisiana also proclaimed Feb. 12, 2011, as ING KiDS ROCK Day. ING KiDS ROCK events in seven cities across the nation will reach an estimated 17,000 kids, helping to get them on the road to healthier lifestyles and combating childhood obesity.

 

ING and the Competitor Group Align to Launch Kids Running Series

ING Announced as Title Sponsor of 2011 KiDS ROCK Events
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 1, 2011 - Staggering statistics indicate a generation of kids risk becoming the first to see a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

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