AC Kids Ready to Run in Healthy Kids Running Series

  • Share:
April 05, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 5, 2018) –  The Healthy Kids Running Series, brought to Atlantic City by Cape Atlantic Connection, kicks off its 5 week running program this Sunday, April 8, at Atlantic City High School for children from PreK to 8th grade. It takes place in both the spring and fall,  once a week for 5 consecutive weeks, offering age appropriate running events ranging from the 50 yard dash to the mile. 

Each week of the Series participants earn points and, at the end of the series, the boy and girl with the most points (in their respective age divisions) receive a trophy. All other participants receive a medal their achievements!

The Healthy Kids Running Series was created by Jeff Long, Founder and President of Pattison Sports Group, to provide children with a positive, educational, and fun experience in the world of running. The program was designed to motivate children to be healthy and active, and to provide a fun environment to improve self-esteem. Jeff believed the program would encourage kids to adopt a “Get Up and Go” attitude. 

Series Details

 WHERE: Atlantic City High School, 1400 N. Albany Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

WHEN: Sundays, April 8th – May 6th

TIME: 4:30 – 5:30


Pre-K 2/3 yr olds

Pre-K 4/5 yr olds
Kindergarten & 1st
2nd & 3rd
4th & 5th
6th – 8th

50 Yard Dash

75 Yard Dash
1/4 Mile
1/2 Mile
1 Mile
1 Mile



Cape Atlantic Connection + Healthy Kids Running Series


“We are so excited to be bringing Healthy Kids Running Series to the area. The program embodies everything we stand for: community, comradery, inclusiveness, and a nurturing environment for the children. For 5 weeks participants have the opportunity to compete and bond with peers, to experience the accomplishment of finishing each race, and have a great time doing it; and we are really excited to be a part of it.”

Jule Brooks is Founder and Director of Cape-Atlantic Connection, a new local nonprofit which aims to unite and empower the community to create high quality youth programs, organize community events, support local business, and engage in community projects for the betterment of our communities. 

“At Cape Atlantic Connection, we understand that working together is essential to building and maintaining healthy communities. That’s why strengthening community is our mission. Community and social responsibility is the reason we exist and it permeates every facet of our identity.”

In 2016, we hosted our first community track and field event at Atlantic City High School. The event was successful and, most importantly, the children had a great time. Event proceeds went to CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. The event will return this year on June 23, 2018. Participants can register at

Within the year, we will be rolling out more academic, sports, and development programs. To stay updated people can follow us on Facebook @CACNJ, check out our website, or email us at

Leslie Jespersen, CEO
(609) 576-9132