2022 Annual Fitness Run

2022 Annual Youth Fun & Fitness Run

6th Annual Youth Fun & Fitness Run

The 2022 Youth Fun & Fitness Run was completed on Thursday August 11th at the MVCC outdoor track.  The Youth Fun & Fitness Run once again offered the youth of Oneida County a physical fitness component and an educational experience.  Over 125 children and their families highlighted this annual event.

The weather was perfect and 50 children ages 4-13 participated in their respective age specific race. 

  • 4-6 yr. olds = 11 runners
  • 7-8 yr. olds = 23 runners
  • 9-10 yr. olds = 10 runners
  • 11-13 yr. olds = 6 runners

Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau Kevin Green said; “We were very pleased with the number of youth that participated after being sidelined over the past 2 years.  The goal of the Youth Fun & Fitness Run is to educate kids about valuing their health, valuing life, and making good overall health choices.”

To our sponsors:

  • Wal Mart
  • Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fidelis

Whether monetary or in-kind donation, your efforts to collaborate and educate was made loud and clear; all thanks to your support and teamwork.  The Oneida County Health Department and Oneida County Youth Bureau are grateful for what you provided for our youth.  

We would like to thank and recognize the following for donating healthy snacks and other related items/services to the participants of the 2022 Youth Fun & Fitness Run:

  • MVCC Event Staff
  • The Utica Zoo Mobile
  • The Boilermaker (Medals, T-Shirts and Water Bottles)
  • American Dining Creations (Apples, Oranges, and Bottled Water)
  • Emblem Health (Tooth Brushes, Floss and Lip Balm)

To our educational presenters:

  • Oneida County Health Department
  • Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oneida County Stop DWI
  • The Fitness Mill 
  • SNAP-Ed New York
  • Connected Community Schools
  • Helio Health
  • United Way
  • Project Hope

We thank you for your commitment to the health and well-being of Oneida County’s youth.

Dr. Dan Gilmore, Director of Oneida County Health Department said, “We always look forward to being a part of an event to educate Oneida County’s youth about making healthy choices and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.”

A special thank you goes out to Captain Christine W. Reilly from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and to the Mohawk Valley Police Academy recruits for volunteering to run side-by-side with the youth of Oneida County in the 2022 Youth Fun & Fitness Run.  You are all the best and we are thankful for your continued protection and commitment to service within Oneida County!     

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