Prizes for kids who Get Movin’

There are two days left to sign up for Get Movin’, the free program that gives prizes for kids to be active this summer.

“This is such a good opportunity for children and their parents to be active and have a good, fun summer,” said Caroline Brown, health and fitness director at the Marysville YMCA and a member of the Get Movin’ committee.

So far, 1,150 kids have signed up, nearly matching last year’s total of 1,200, she said.

Kids are given free prizes for being active for at least 30 minutes five times a week. They include passes for bowling, swimming, ice skating and indoor climbing.

Those who stick with the program for four weeks get a free ticket to an Everett AquaSox baseball game on Aug. 10.

In addition, youths wearing the Get Movin’ T-shirts or wrist bands they received when they registered get free admission to the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on July 22 and the Evergreen State Fair on Aug. 27, Brown said.

Signups for the program are available at local YMCAs, Boys &Girls Clubs, city parks and recreation departments and the Tulalip Health Center. Kids must be accompanied by a parent to register.

Get Movin’ was launched three years ago, part of a countywide effort to encourage kids ages 5 to 17 to be more active. Local health care, youth and recreation groups wanted a program to help curb the growing rate of obesity among children and teens.

In Snohomish County, about 8 percent of eighth- and 12th-graders are obese, while 10.5 percent of 10th-graders are obese, according to the state Department of Health.

About 16 percent of area kids don’t get 20 minutes of exercise five or more times a week, according to the Snohomish Health District.

Reporter Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486 or

Where to register for Get Movin’

Registration for Get Movin’ continues through Friday the following locations:

Tulalip Health Center, 7520 Totem Beach Road, 360-651-4511

Everett YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave., 425-258-9211

Marysville YMCA, 6420 60th Drive NE, 360-653-9622

Mukilteo YMCA, 10604 47th Place W., 425-353-9622

Southeast Everett YMCA, 13723 Puget Park Drive, 425-337-0123

Alderwood Boys &Girls Club, 19719 24th Ave. W., No. 10, Lynnwood, 425-774-3022

Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, 360-435-4442

Edmonds Boys &Girls Club, 310 Sixth Ave. N., 425-774-0630

Everett Boys &Girls Club, 2316 12th St., 425-259-5147

Granite Falls Boys &Girls Club, 101 E. Pioneer St., 360-691-1300

Lake Stevens Boys &Girls Club, 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive, 425-377-0250

Monroe Boys &Girls Club, 816 Village Way, 360-794-4775

Mukilteo Boys &Girls Club, 1134 Second St., 425-355-2773

South Everett-Mukilteo Boys &Girls Club, 525 W. Casino Road, Everett, 425-355-6899

Snohomish Boys &Girls Club, 402 Second St., 360-568-7760

Sultan Boys &Girls Club, 705 First St., 360-793-2515

Tulalip Boys &Girls Club, 7707 36th Ave. NW, 360-651-3400

Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., 425-771-0230

Everett Parks and Recreation, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., 425-257-8300

Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, 18900 44th Ave. W., 425-771-4030

Marysville Parks and Recreation, 6810 84th St. NE, 360-363-8400

Mill Creek Parks and Recreation, 15728 Main St., 425-745-1891

Mountlake Terrace Parks and Recreation, 5303 228th St. SW, 425-776-9173

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Everett, 425-388-6600

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