Rod Dixon

Battling Back Against Obesity: ING KiDS ROCK Nashville Returns

Summary: 
  • More than 7,000 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • Olympians Rod Dixon and Jim Ryun to encourage, inspire a love of running
  • One mile fun run takes place Sunday, April 28 at LP Field
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  • More than 7,000 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • Olympians Rod Dixon and Jim Ryun to encourage, inspire a love of running
  • One mile fun run takes place Sunday, April 28 at LP Field

Focus on Childhood Obesity Takes Center Stage at ING KiDS ROCK San Antonio Powered by San Antonio Sports

Summary: 
  • 1,900 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • Spurs Mascot and YMCA representatives join Olympic medalist Rod Dixon to celebrate runners 
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  • 1,900 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • Spurs Mascot and YMCA representatives join Olympic medalist Rod Dixon to celebrate runners 

Fight Against Childhood Obesity Takes Center Stage at ING KiDS ROCK

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  • ING Run For Something Better® promotes kids fitness, fights childhood obesity
  • More than 700 local kids to participate in fun run on Thursday, Sept. 13
  • Olympian Rod Dixon to encourage, motivate children on race day

(3BL Media) Septeber 6, 2012 - For hundreds of Philadelphia children, the first step toward a healthy future takes place at the start line of their very own marathon at ING KiDS ROCK, where they learn physical fitness can be a fun part of their day.

Thousands of Kids Complete ‘Fun Run’ at ING KiDS ROCK San Diego

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Imagine thousands of anxious, screaming kids amid the backdrop of Sea World. That was the scene Saturday, June 2, 2012, for ING KiDS ROCK San Diego. Kids in grades K–7 participated in a one-mile, non-timed, non-competitive “fun run” to combat childhood obesity. They became “marathon finishers” by completing 25.2 miles of a 26.2-mile marathon at their own pace in the weeks before the event with guidance from parents or teachers using the Official ING Run For Something Better® Training Guide.

1,600 Kids to Run for Their Health at ING KiDS ROCK San Diego

Summary: 
  • ING Run For Something Better® promotes kids fitness, fights childhood obesity
  • Kids race taking place Saturday, June 2, at SeaWorld parking lot
  • Dr. Andy Baldwin and Olympians Rod Dixon and Jim Ryun to encourage, motivate children on race day
Press Release
  • ING Run For Something Better® promotes kids fitness, fights childhood obesity
  • Kids race taking place Saturday, June 2, at SeaWorld parking lot
  • Dr. Andy Baldwin and Olympians Rod Dixon and Jim Ryun to encourage, motivate children on race day

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

Summary: 
  • 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
Press Release
  • 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 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.  

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