New race promotes youth fitness with a quarter-mile dash for children ages 4–10

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K is adding a Children’s Fun Run to its race roster. The race is sponsored by Central Coast Gymnastics, a local San Luis Obispo company that has been teaching children the benefits of physical fitness for 22 years. The run will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 9:45 a.m. at the Madonna Inn. The children will participate in a quarter-mile dash on the bike path that is the finish chute for the marathon and half marathon. They will receive a t-shirt and a bib for their entry.

“It’s important to get children interested in physical fitness at a young age,” says Heather Hellman, SLO Marathon Event Director. “The race is to let them have fun, feel good about themselves and participate in our larger event knowing that fitness is a lifelong fun effort. We’re so happy to have Central Coast Gymnastics as our sponsor as they have the same mission.”

Central Coast Gymnastics Sports Center (CCG) is the #1 choice for families on the Central Coast since 1991. They have a 16,000 square foot facility, state-of-the-art children’s sports center located at 21 Zaca Lane in San Luis Obispo.
Central Coast Gymnastics offers a wide variety of programs for children of all ages and abilities, plus some adult classes. CCG specializes in gymnastics for infants, and for children eight month and older tumble and trampoline, acrobatic gymnastics, cheer, circus arts, free style gymnastics, martial arts, dance, and more. They have special programs for families including Funtastic Birthday Parties, Super Camps, Specialized Training Clinics, and Kids’ Night Out parties. CCG hosts six competitive teams that compete year-round in California and the United States. Many of their athletes are state, regional, and national title holders.
CCG is proud to have the most enthusiastic and caring staff. Their employees are First Aid/CPR/AED Certified. Their high level Instructors, managers, and owner are annually certified Professional Instructors under the USA Gymnastics Certification Program and the NEW USA Gymnastics University Educational program.

“Central Coast Gymnastics Sports Center is excited to be the sponsor of such a wonderful children’s event,” say Mimi Phene-McKellar. “This event goes hand in hand with our mission of inspiring children to learn in a fun and safe environment, while encouraging them to develop their self esteem.”

Central Coast Gymnastics will also host a Kid’s Zone at the SLO Life Expo, where children can exercise (with supervision) on tumbling mats. Entries to the Children’s Fun Run are limited to 100 participants. Registration is now open for the race.