Kikkan Randall stars in several PSA's encouraging kids to run, roll, glide, Play Every Day their way.
One second she’s riding a unicycle, the next she’s gliding on a pair of roller-skis.
Olympic cross-country skier Kikkan Randall is a fan of all types of activities.
This fall, she’s featured in two public service announcements motivating Alaska kids to pick an activity they
like and do it during the Healthy Futures Challenge. The PSAs were made in partnership with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Healthy Futures and the United Way of Anchorage. You can view the PSAs here
, and on your TV at home.
More than 150 elementary schools
across Alaska have signed up for the physical activity challenge that started in September and concludes at the end of November. Participation numbers have broken records just a month into the three-month challenge. So far, 152 elementary schools across Alaska have signed up to participate, and 137 of them have turned in participation numbers. More than 12,100 children have completed at least one month of the challenge. That’s one out of six elementary school students across Alaska being physically active and tracking that activity each week!
Kids need to be active at least three days a week for four weeks in a row to successfully complete one month of the challenge and receive a cool prize that promotes activity. If they continue to be active all fall, they can complete all three months of the challenge, get three prizes and be entered for a grand-prize sports package of their choice.
The health department’s Play Every Day campaign partners with Healthy Futures to help Alaska children get closer to the national recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity
every day for good health.
It’s not too late to sign up your child for the Challenge
. Watch for anactivity log
to come home from school with your children, or talk to their primary, PE or health teacher to learn more.