You might recall that earlier this year we highlighted Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Neil O’Leary as the winner in the medium city category of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards.

Yesterday, Mayor O’Leary accepted the grant for his program on behalf of the City of Waterbury.  Through the “Kids Marathon Program,” the children of Waterbury are being introduced to the many benefits of running for recreation and learning more about physical activity.

Check out this video highlighting Waterbury’s innovative program.  Congratulations to Mayor O’Leary and the people of Waterbury!  Keep up the good work!

To learn more about our partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the outstanding recipients of the 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards, click here.