London sports company organises family run to tackle child obesity 1

fun_run_logo.gifOne event is not going to solve childhood obesity, but at least the sports event company “The Fix UK” is doing its bit to tackle the problem by organising a five kilometre family run on Epsom Downs and Racecourse on Sunday 19th October.

It will offer families the opportunity to take part together, with the added bonus that children can run for free when taking part with their family.

Ben Leach, Director, The Fix UK, said, “The latest government obesity figures prove grim reading. People in Britain are getting fatter and in particular this is affecting our children. Obesity brings with it a host of health related problems that cost the NHS an estimated £2bn every year, and brings with it misery to families. If our children are becoming obese before adulthood, for health and longevity this is surely a ticking time bomb. We are trying to put the onus back on the parents to help take responsibility for their children’s physical fitness.”

For entry details see The Fix UK

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