ING KiDS ROCK Gets Kids Running in Dallas

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Apr 4, 2012 6:00 PM ET

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 ambassador and Olympic medalist Rod Dixon offered encouragement to the kids before the race and big cheers at the finish line. ING Kids Rock and the Official ING Run For Something Better® Training Guide is making it easy for kids across the nation to get active and develop healthy habits — all in an effort to help put an end to childhood obesity.

ING Kids Rock is one of the largest kids’ running series. The nationwide program is held in conjunction with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and is supported by ING Run For Something Better. For more information, visit