Kids participate in mini half-marathon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Runners won't need to wear their ipod during a half-marathon Sunday morning, but kids actually kicked off the first leg of the race Saturday morning.

Kids completed the final one mile lap Saturday in the Bluegrass Kids Run. After the mini half-marathon, families were able to visit stations encouraging healthy habits and exercising.

The half-marathon for adults starts early Sunday morning with a twist. "We partner with ETSU and their Bluegrass Program, so at certain mile markers along the 13.1 mile track there will be bluegrass music," said Brenda Whitson with the Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

News 5 learned more than $55,000 was donated to Niswonger Children's Hospital to help with programs highlighting a healthy lifestyle.

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