MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- It's an opportunity for kids to get outside in the snow and run, hike, slide, pull and climb.

The Kidarod, a winter foot race for kids, is taking place Feb. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove.

The event is put on by CycleHealth, a kid-powered wellness initiative of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

The race combines everything from snowshoeing to mushing to sledding, all to get kids active in the cold winter months.

“We are thrilled to provide unique wellness opportunities for kids,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the Y in a press release. “When we empower young people to develop healthy habits early, we set them up for future success.”

This year, organizers have also added a family hour of racing. At 4:00 p.m., families can race together for an hour. The following two hours are kids only!

To register, visit the CycleHealth website here.

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