Photos by Shannon Kringen
Article by Theresa Roach

Safe & Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) invites families to take a stroll along the Flint River Trail and discover the story of the Crim Running Bear during Tale on the Trail. This free family event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17th, beginning at the Flint Farmers Market.

During this interactive event, families will walk a short loop of the Flint River Trail that will take them from the Farmers Market through the University of Michigan–Flint campus and back. Pages from the storybook “Running Bear and the Crim Kids” will be posted along the route for families to read as they walk along the trail.

This free event will educate families on the importance of integrating physical activity into daily life as well as healthy eating and how both can impact school performance. Children will meet the star of the story, Running Bear, and families will receive a gift bag of resources to help keep their family active and healthy, including a free copy of the book Running Bear and the Crim Kids.

SAGE is a collaborative of local advocates and non-profit, private and government organizations working together to advocate for and support active living initiatives that promote safe opportunities for people to be physically active throughout Genesee County. SAGE is facilitated by the Crim Fitness Foundation and funded through a generous grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation. For more information about Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone or active living, visit www.activegenesee.org or contact Active Living Program Associate, Theresa Roach, at the Crim Fitness Foundation at 810-235-7894 or troach[at]crim.org.

© Theresa Roach, 2011