Kids all around the island are getting ready for the Ko’ko Kids Run, which will take place next Saturday, November 7, at the Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach) in Tumon.
The Ko’ko Kids Run is an annual non-competitive race for kids of all fitness levels. This family event is designed to inspire kids to get moving and make healthy choices and teach them that fitness can be fun. The upcoming Ko’ko Kids Run will be a positive and energizing morning featuring warm-up exercises, three fun runs with distances between 1K and 3K, healthy snacks and refreshments, a variety of games and activities, and more.
The run distances are dependent on the ages of the children: a 3K for 10 – 12 year-olds, 2K for 7 – 9 year-olds and 1K for little ones ages 4 to 6. Each finisher is a winner and will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal.
After the run, the kids will be treated to a light breakfast and all are invited to enjoy the games and activities that will be set up around the park. Be sure to snap a picture with the friendly Ko’ko mascot, who will be there cheering for all of the runners.
The Guam Ko'ko Kids Run is named after the indigenous Guam rail, also known as the ko’ko. Guam’s ko’ko bird is a flightless bird that is near extinction due to population decimation by the brown tree snake, pesticides and other introduced detractors. Ongoing efforts to save the ko'ko' from extinction, including the GVB signature Guam Ko’ko Race series, have made a significant impact on increasing public awareness and community involvement.
Bring the entire family and join us for a memorable Only on Guam experience! Register your child today for the Ko’ko Kids Run at www.guamkokoroadrace.com.