Thousands turn out to raise awareness for childhood obesity, Phoenix 10K

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by Ryan O'Donnell

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azfamily.com

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 11:52 AM

PHOENIX -- With the sound of a pop, they're off, thousands of runners for the annual Phoenix 10K Marathon and Half Marathon. For some, running through downtown Phoenix has become a must do.
 
“We really do have a goal to stay fit. We have a lot of health issues in our family so, we're just trying to prevent that from taking over us, I guess,” said runner Jennifer Bunch.
 
While the primary reason for the Phoenix 10K is to raise awareness of childhood obesity, for one woman, seeing a picture of herself running in last year's Phoenix 10K was enough motivation to make big health changes for herself. She brought her pants from last year.
 
“These are a size 18, I wouldn't buy size 20, I refused to, so now I'm a size 4,” said Amy Crockett.
 
One thing new this year was a fun run for the kids.
 
“They're 7 years old so if we can get them active now it's going to remain with them for the rest of their life,” said parent Sean Hannafin.
 
This year’s Phoenix 10K was a huge success according to organizers and city officials. Now, it’s time to already start planning the 38th annual Phoenix 10k.

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