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Everyone is a Winner at Hillsborough YMCA Kids' Mini-Triathlon

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Competitors are all smiles after competing in the Hillsborough YMCA Healthy Kids' Triathalon.  Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough YMCA
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Kallahan Lewis, 8 of Hillsborough, proudly displays her ‘Cool factor’ after completing the Kids Mini-Triathlon with YMCA senior program director Matt Gray. Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough YMCA
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Treshawn Thathappa, 8),of Hillsborough speeds through the biking portion of the Kids Mini-Triathlon hosted by Hillsborough YMCA. Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough YMCA
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Hillsborough YMCA swim instructor Kathy Chen helps Youssef Habashi, 4 - both of Hillsborough - complete the swimming portion of the Y’s Kids Mini-Triathlon. Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough YMCA
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Matthew Hoelzel, 7, of Hillsborough, takes his place on the podium to celebrate his completion of the Kids Mini-Triathlon at the Y’s Healthy Kids Day. Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough YMCA
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HILLLSBOROUGH, NJ - Everyone was a winner at the Hillsborough YMCA Kids' Mini-Triathlon.

The event is held each year to celebrate Healthy Kids Day.

The Y, a nonprofit organization is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Healthy Kids Day encourages improved health and well-being among families.

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“We’re thrilled to host free community events like Healthy Kids Day,” said Kimberly Cole, Hillsborough YMCA Branch executive director. “The smiles on the children’s faces demonstrate that making healthy choices as a family can be fun.

"Through the triathlon, kids take pride in setting goals and achieving them with the encouragement of their parents,” she added.

According to YMCA of the USA, one in three U.S. children is obese, and when summertime hits, kids will be more idle.

Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.

The Y’s Healthy Kids Day intends to promote the benefits of exercise and healthy snacks to help parents think about what their kids need to grow and achieve all summer long.

For more information on Hillsborough YMCA, visit www.somersetcountyyma.org.

 

 

 

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