|YMCA hosts Kid's Day|
|Saturday, 23 April 2011 15:20|
And today in Rapid City, hundreds of kids got a chance to expend some energy in the outdoors. The YMCA of Rapid City held its Healthy Kids Day at Memorial Park. Kids got the chance to take part in bike races, sack races, fitness stands, and other healthy activities. At a time when one in three kids in the United States is overweight, the YMCA says kids need physical activity more than ever. Jodi Thomas says, "We've done a healthy kids walk where they go around the lake two times and stop at eight different stations and do activities like jumping jacks or sit-ups or push-ups. And they get a ribbon when they're done." The YMCA-sponsored activity day is the nation's largest health day for families.