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May 13, 2017 | Sports Letters

Kiddie Mile Fun Race Attracts Children And Parents

Sammy Heywood Okine
Kiddie Mile Fun Race Attracts Children And Parents

The first ever Kiddie Mile Fun Race 2017 which came off at the El Wak Sports Stadium on Saturday, May 6, 2017 was a huge success as the pupils and parents who participated have called for more of such events.

The Kiddie Mile, an idea of the organisers of the Millennium Marathon exposed the kids to socializing, the chance of feeling free with colleagues running on the tracks and the opportunity of winning medals.

The events competed include 0.25 miles for 3-4 years, 0.50 miles for 5-6 years, 0.60 miles for 7-8 years, 1.00 miles for 9-10 years, 1.50 miles for under 12 and 2.00miles for under 15 years.

Side attraction for the kids and parents were mass aerobics, Egg & Spoon race, colouring & face painting, music chairs, sack race, 5-a-side- football, parents & kids charade as music and drinks for refreshment.

The fiesta which was attended by kids across the capital was sponsored by BIC, Right To Play, Bel-Aqua, Plan International, GARMIN, Peak Milk, Yum mie Noodles and Zoomlion.

Mrs. Carthy Morton, the event organizer commended the kids who participated and won medals as well as the parents who guided their kids to make the programme successful.

She thanked the sponsors who were also happy as some of their products were sold.

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