Going the Distance for Kids: Activity Suggestions

Running Races

Paul Mailman Montpelier 10 miler, Sunday June 22: http://www.cvrunners.org/tenmiler/index.html, Montpelier

Milton Freedom 5K, Saturday June 28: http://miltonfreedom5k.weebly.com, Milton

Clarence DeMar Road Race, Saturday July 05, 5k, http://www.gmaa.net/schedule.php?raceid=CD2014, South Hero

Bear Hill 5k,  July 5: http://www.graftonponds.com

Bear Swamp Run, 5.7 miles, Saturday July 12: http://www.cvrunners.org/bearswamp/index.html, Middlesex

Running Group Meetups

Catamount Cross Country Runs, Tuesdays, 5k: http://www.gmaa.net/training.php (bottom of page), Williston

Tuesdays 5ks at Hard’ack, Tuesday evenings, 5k, 3k, or 1k: https://www.stalbansrec.com/info/activities/program, St. Albans

CVR Runs, Tuesdays evenings, 2-6 miles: http://www.gmaa.net/training.php, Montpelier

Weekly Trail Fun Runs, Wednesday evenings, 5 miles: http://gearx.com/blog/event/weekly-trail-fun-runs

Long Trail Running Club: http://www.meetup.com/longtrailrunningclub/

Upper Valley Trail Runners: http://www.meetup.com/Upper-Valley-Trail-Runners/

Stowe Runners, http://www.meetup.com/Stowe-Runners/


Lake Champlain Kayak Club: http://www.meetup.com/Champlain-Kayak-Club/

VT Lake Champlain Paddlers: http://www.meetup.com/VT-Lake-Champlain-Paddlers/

Upper Valley Kayakers: http://www.meetup.com/Upper-Valley-Kayakers/, Woodstock


Burlington Wall Climbers: http://www.meetup.com/Burlington-Wall-Climbers/

The Champlain/Dacks Indoor Climbing Group: http://www.meetup.com/The-Crux-Indoor-Climbing-Group/

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Important Facts
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Teen Births

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7.5% of Vermont’s children received Reach Up (TANF) benefits in 2011; a 27% increase from 2007. [more]

98% of Vermont’s children have health insurance. [more]

Babies with low birthweight – under 5.5 pounds – are at risk for respiratory conditions, cognitive and developmental delays, and other long-term health [more]