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17th Annual Cheerios Challenge winds through Covington Saturday
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COVINGTON, Ga. - The 17th Annual Cheerios Challenge made its way around Covington Saturday morning in an event that has continued to grow since its start in 2001. 

The Covington Cheerios Challenge started in conjunction with the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day to promote exercise and healthy living. It has grown from 45 kids running the one-mile to more than 1,300 adults and children of all different ages in four different races. 

All proceeds go toward the YMCA's Annual Campaign, which helps families and children participate in programs who otherwise would not be able to due to financial hardship.