P3R’s Youth MOVE Day invites families for free field activities at RMU Island Sports Center
Photo above by Malik Skydsgaard on Unsplash.
P3R, the folks who manage the annual Pittsburgh Marathon, will be hosting an event for families this weekend. The inaugural Youth MOVE Day happens this Saturday, Aug. 6, at the P3R Track & Field Complex, located at the RMU Island Sports Center.
The goal is to inspire kids and their families to move their bodies and get exercise outdoors. Beginning at 9 a.m., families can join in an assortment of field events and free-flowing games centered around movement led by local fitness experts.
“Our mission at P3R is to inspire any and all to MOVE with us, and we work hard to find new and exciting ways to engage with our community,” said Troy Schooley, CEO of P3R. “We’ve never hosted an event like this one that gives young student-athletes the opportunity to gauge their fitness and compete against others.”
Youth MOVE Day, presented by Brooks Running, also offers an opportunity for middle school and high school runners to participate in timed track events. Rising 7th-graders through 12th-graders can use these events to gauge their current skills as they prepare for the fall sports seasons.
The Fully Automated Timed events (FAT Timing System) will include the 2-mile run, 40-yard dash, 400-meter, 1-mile run, 100 meter, 4×800 relay and 4×400 relay. Student-athletes can also use these recorded times for college recruiting. Participation in the timed events is FREE but students must be registered by Aug. 4 to establish heats. Live results will also be available on pa.milesplit.com.
Kids who are 13 and under (and their families) can participate in Kids of STEEL activities centered on movement. They can also tackle inflatable obstacle courses, contribute to a collaborative art piece from “Pittsburgh Builds Bridges” artist Ebtehal Badawi, purchase P3R and 4RUN2 merchandise, and receive giveaways from event partners.
Fleet Feet Pittsburgh, Brooks Running, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Tang Soo Do Karate College, Goldfish Swim School will all be there. And the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) will be offering information about child nutrition and food assistance.
Click here for more information or to register for this free event.