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NANANordic puts students on skis, revives cross country skiing in rural Alaska 

If you put kids on skis, they’ll use them to skate, jump, skijor, do biathlons, and race across snow and ice to their hearts’ content. ...Read More...

 

Prepare to get your feet wet in the Tough Slusher fun run April 12

Kids don’t really care what the weather’s like outside.
They just want to play. You see it in the smiling boy being picked up from school, snowsuit sopping wet and covered with mud from the spring puddles. ...Read more...

Spring into action, take the Challenge

Spring in Alaska can feel like a slog sometimes. As the amount of daylight lengthens, the melting begins -- and with it, puddles and mud, ruts and bogs, the colors and odors of winter’s undoing and summer’s approach.

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North to Fairbanks! Kids play every day at Woodriver Elementary

Play Every Day headed north to Fairbanks this week to kick off two programs that celebrate being physically active, and having a lot of fun while doing it.

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UAA Seawolf hockey players join O'Malley students in Healthy Futures kickoff

What do you get when you put competitive college hockey players on the ice with elementary students? Races, chases, and a whole lot of smiling faces. ...Read more...

An Alaska family that plays together makes PSAs together

Last fall, 15,794 kids across Alaska committed to the Healthy Futures Challenge. Two of those children were Hance, age 10, and Lily, 7. These two changed how their whole family looked at physical activity. ...Read more...

Play Every Day launches Facebook page

Play Every Day just launched its Facebook page and invites you to like it, tag it, and share it with friends. ...Read more...

 

It's time for the Healthy Futures Challenge: Find out if your child's school is signed up

Our kids need 60 minutes of physical activity every day to maintain a healthy weight, strengthen their hearts, bodies and minds, and build healthy habits that last a lifetime. ...Read more...

 

Ski 4 Kids throws annual fundraising party to help kids ski all winter long

What do you get when you invite every kid in the city to a snow-laden playground of obstacle courses, ski races, skijoring, a mock biathlon, and acres of room to play? A fantastic mass start, limitless fun, and enough funds to get kids on skis all winter. This year’s Ski 4 Kids Day takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, at Kincaid Park. ...Read more...
 

New year, new challenge: How to make a resolution you can keep

New Year’s resolutions range from the simple to the extraordinary, from the promise to shovel the driveway after every snowfall to the vow to travel the world. But getting fit remains one of the most popular and enduring resolutions. ... Read more...

15 Alaska schools earn awards in fall Challenge; over 150 ready to play in spring 

Everyone wins with the Healthy Futures Challenge. Kids get prizes that inspire the joy of movement. Teachers get classrooms full of students more focused on their work. Parents get the satisfaction of watching their children grow stronger and more motivated about school and health. And schools get a sense of community built around physical activity. ... Read more...

150 Alaska elementary schools join this spring's Healthy Futures Challenge

Congratulations to the first 150 schools that signed up for the Spring Challenge on the Healthy Futures website. The spring Challenge begins the first week of February, 2014.

The program is still accepting school registrations on a waiting list. ...Read more...

Alaska elementary schools can sign up for Spring Healthy Futures Challenge this week

15,404 kids.That’s how many children in Alaska committed to being physically active this fall, and followed through. All of those elementary school kids in 143 schools across the state took part in the statewide Healthy Futures Challenge this fall. ...Read more...

Warm up to winter play by dressing, prepping for the part

Sitting on a couch with a book sounds cozy. Playing board games with visitors sounds fun. Sipping hot cocoa and watching movies at home sounds relaxing. ...Read more...

Turkey trot and jingle bell fun run bring healthy tidings to all

Tis the season for snow, ice, wind, and a bevy of fun runs that will warm the bodies, brains and holidays of families and their littlest elves. ...Read more...

 

 


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