Families on the Move 2017

The Families on the Move was created to raise awareness of childhood obesity and to highlight the importance of utilizing parks and recreation facilities for health and wellness. The benefits of parks and recreation are tremendous. The statistics of sedentary communities and underutilized park space goes hand and hand. The increase of participation within the parks will directly benefit the user and will overall improve community. The Families on the Move gives families a reason to come to the park and celebrate the simple act of moving.  Families on the Move is partnered with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition (CHWN). The center offers families a comprehensive approach to weight management.

During the Families on the Move events, T-shirts and activity bands will be sold. Each event will have a separate activity band to signify completing the physical activity challenge. 100% of the money collected from t-shirts and activity bands will be donated to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition (CHWN) to help aid in the research and treatment of childhood obesity.

T-shirts - $10 / Activity Bands - Donation

Please pay with cash or check made payable to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Thank you for your support of this important message!

May - Family Bike Ride
Enjoy a group ride with your family.  The ride is self paced (no riders left behind).  The ride will be approximately 5 miles.  Free helmets will be given away courtesy of Toys R Us (limited supply).   All riders must wear a helmet and provide bicycle.  

**The Families on the Move - Family Bike Ride scheduled for May 19 has been cancelled due to severe weather in the area. The ride is being rescheduled for Friday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Cruiser Park.   
Date:  Friday, June 2
Time:  6:30 PM
Location:  Cruiser Park
Cost: FREE
June - Splish Splash Family Fun Day
Super Family Sunday at the Groveport Aquatic Center has been taken over by the fitness staff!  Get warmed up with some fun active games and contests, then get cooled off at our award winning swimming pool.
Date:  Sunday, June 11
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:  Groveport Aquatic Center
Cost:  Free *Participants must pay admission into the Groveport Aquatic Center
July - Scavenger Hunt in the Park
Did you know that July is National Parks and Recreation Month?!  Discover one of your local parks with us!  Get ready to move and explore in an exciting scavenger hunt!
Date:  Friday, July 28
Time:  6:30 PM
Location:  Degenhart Park
Cost: FREE
August - Victory Lap at Kids Fest
Celebrate your summer long fitness accomplishments by taking a victory lap during the Groveport Community Kids Fest.  You may walk, jog or run the 1 mile, paved walking path at Groveport Park.  Completing all Families on the Move activities are not required for participation in the victory lap.  We would love to see you there! 
Date:  Saturday, August 12
Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  Groveport Park
Cost:  FREE