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Prepare to get your feet wet in the Tough Slusher fun run April 12


Tough Slusher

Prepare to get your feet wet in the Tough Slusher fun run April 12

April 3, 2014, http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/PlayEveryDay/Pages/default.aspx

Kids don’t really care what the weather’s like outside.

They just want to play. You see it in the smiling boy being picked up from school, snowsuit sopping wet and covered with mud from spring puddles. The girl next to him has the same smile on her face, covered cheek to cheek in dirt after an afternoon outside.

So why don’t we take a cue from them?

One of the first running races of this spring is being organized by Play Every Day’s partner – Healthy Futures. The Tough Slusher will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, on the field and trails northeast of Service High School in Anchorage. The race, which will have a 5K and 2K course, is one of the official events recognizing the Anchorage Centennial.

Race organizers know it’s likely going to be snowy and slushy. In fact, Healthy Futures executive director Harlow Robinson hopes it’s a mushy course. It's not called the “Tough Slusher” for nothing.

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Play Every Day is a campaign with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to increase awareness about childhood obesity in Alaska, give tips for raising healthy kids in Alaska, and encourage children and their families to be physically active for good health. For more information, visit www.playeveryday.alaska.gov.

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