First Vern Hawkins Youth Running Camp provides healthy benefits for local students

Campers take a warm-up lap around the Georgetown track to start the running activities on day 3 of Vern Hawkins Youth Running Camp, June 20.

By Wade Linville –  Summer break from school is an excellent time for students to get outdoors and improve their physical fitness, and some would agree that no physical activities hold more health benefits than running. There are many factors that play into becoming a successful cross country or track runner that include diet, proper hydration, and race preparation. More than 20 local…