5th Annual Youth Fun & Fitness Run

The 2019 Youth Fun & Fitness Run was completed on Thursday August 15th 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 200 children and their families highlighted this annual event.

The weather was perfect and 95 children ages 4-13 participated in their respective age specific race.

  • 4-6 yr. olds = 21 runners
  • 7-8 yr. olds = 29 runners
  • 9-10 yr. olds = 26 runners
  • 11-13 yr. olds = 19 runners

Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau Kevin Green said; “We were very pleased with the number of youth that participated. The goal of the Youth Fun & Fitness Run initiative 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 2019 Youth Fun & Fitness Run:

  • MVCC Event Staff
  • The Utica Zoo Mobile
  • United Way (Boxed Lunches)
  • American Dining Creations (Apples, Oranges, Granola Bars and Bottled Water)
  • Emblem Health (Tooth Brushes, Floss and Lip Balm)
  • McDonald’s (Dessert Coupon)
  • NYS Fair (Admission Tickets to the Fair)

To our educational presenters:

  • Oneida County Health Department
  • Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oneida County Stop DWI
  • Food Bank
  • F.I.E.R.C.E Foundations
  • Fidelis
  • Eat Smart NY
  • Insight House
  • Helio Health

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

Phyllis Ellis, 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 Lieutenant 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 2019 Youth Fun & Fitness Run. You are all the best and we are thankful for your continued protection and commitment to service within Oneida County!

Kevin Green
Director
Oneida County Youth Bureau
Oneida County Office Building
800 Park Avenue
Utica, New York 13501
Phone: 315.793.6096
Fax: 315.798.6438