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Lace up your sneakers for this month’s Fit Kids photo contest

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Children and adults run through color at the start line of the local YWCA Race Against Racism 5K which was held at Riverfront Park in Pottstown on Saturday. Michilea Patterson — Digital First Media

By Diane Hoffman
dhoffman@21st-centurymedia.com
@diane5hoffman on Twitter

Almost no one loves to run around outside as much as kids, so we want to see your kids RUNNING!

That’s right, this month, we’re looking for photos of kids RUNNING. Whether it’s running along the hillside enjoying the sun, or racing to cross the finish line at a local 5K or a track, or just heading out for their daily dose of cardio, snap a picture Fit Kids 3and enter YOUR CHILD in the FREE Fit Kids Contest and his or her photo could be in the newspaper.

Send RUNNING PHOTOS to the email mercfitkids@gmail.com with the child’s name, age and town. Deadline for the current contest is Wednesday, May 24.

Contest winners get their photo published in their local Digital First Media newspaper, a Schuylkill Valley Sports gift card and a free T-shirt. Up to three kids can win the monthly contest.

The contest is absolutely free and winners are announced once a month. It’s easy for parents to enter their children. They just have to email a photo of their kid doing the specified activity to mercfitkids@gmail.com with the child’s name, age and town.
Only one submitted photo is allowed per child each monthly contest. Photos emailed without the necessary information won’t be included in the contest.

The deadline to submit photos is Wednesday, May 24. The contest winners will be announced Friday, May 26, on the Fit for Life Facebook page.

For every contest, there is a different activity such as biking, swimming and jumping rope. Parents who snap a photo of their child doing the monthly contest’s specific activity can then enter their photo. Parents can find out each activity theme by visiting the Fit for Life Facebook and the Fit for Life Twitter @MercFit4Life.

There can be up to three winners every month because the contest has three age divisions. The categories are 2 to 6 years old, 7 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old.

After photos are submitted, they will be put into a Facebook photo album on Wednesday where voters can LIKE their favorite kid fitness photo.

Voting for each contest starts at noon on Wednesday and ends noon on Friday. After winners are announced on Friday, the next activity theme will also be announced.

Fr a full list of the contest rules and guidelines visit the Rules and Guidelines Page or email Diane Hoffman at dhoffman@pottsmerc.com for questions.

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