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.