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Annual Cheerios Challenge returns April 18
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In the midst of this beautiful spring weather, it’s the perfect time to get out and run or just enjoy the outdoors. It can also be a good time to bond with the family. This is why there is so much anticipation for the 14th Annual Cheerios Challenge held right here in Covington, at the YMCA on April 18.

This event is held every year for people in the community to get out, come together, and be active during the spring time, and it also helps raise funds for YMCA’s Why It Matters annual fundraising camping. The campaign is used to help families participate in Y programs that otherwise might not be able to afford it.

“We usually have around 1400 or 1500 runners and we are planning to have more than that this year,” Louly Hay-Kapp, executive director of the YMCA, said. “It is usually a gorgeous spring morning a great time to run or walk and get out and celebrate health and wellness in this good community.”

There are many events that will take place at the event, including: 10K run (7:30 a.m.), 5K run (9:30 a.m.), Trix Tot Trot (8:45 a.m.), 1 Mile Fun Run (9:00 a.m.), and a silent auction that starts at 10 a.m. on April 17 and continues through April 18 at 9:30 a.m. Anyone can participate in the events through registering with the Covington Family YMCA and paying the required fees.

The YMCA does not work alone in putting this amazing community event together. General Mills, Sunbelt Builders, Advantage Fire, BB&T, Police Who Care, and Ginn Chevrolet are all sponsors and work in conjunction with the Y to present the Cheerios Challenge.

For more information visit or call 770-787-3908.