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Mar122011

'Regis and Kelly's Run Across America' Tackles Childhood Obesity

Christopher Robbins/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- The television show LIVE with Regis and Kelly has teamed up with ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes to raise awareness about childhood obesity and encourage Americans to have healthy lifestyles.

In a cross-country challenge called “Regis and Kelly’s Run Across America,” Karnazes will run from Southern California to New York City in hopes of inspiring Americans to get active and healthy. The nearly 3,000 mile journey began on Feb. 25, and will see Karnazes passing through several states including Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, and Maryland, before finishing the run live on the air at LIVE's New York City studio in mid-May. Karnazes expects to run 40-50 miles per day, and runners in the states that he’s passing through can sign up to run along with him in organized 5K events.

Runners wishing to participate will be asked to donate to Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit network dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment.

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