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Lakewood hosts walking club

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood High School will be hosting the annual family walking night at the school’s track on April 24, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Students from kindergarten to fifth grade from the  Lakewood, Cougar Creek and English Crossing elementary schools are welcome to participate in this event.

“It’s to kick off our walking club activities at our schools,” Cougar Creek Elementary Principal Todd Mathews said. “It encourages kids to keep moving.”

Kids are encouraged to attend in good-spirited competition as they walk laps around Lakewood’s track.

Kids participating will earn points for every lap they finish, which can be accumulated to win prizes. “We do a milage count at each of the schools,” Cougar Creek and Lakewood Elementary physical education teacher Shelby Nelson said.

Laps will be tracked through punch card, and 20 punches will lead to a token.

After April 24, the walking activities will resume at the three elementary schools. “We decided  a couple of years ago to have a kickoff night to bring the family together,” Nelson said.

The local Jamba Juice will also be there to supplement the walkers. “It’s a pretty festive event,” Mathews said.

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