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Dr. Ross Newman is a longtime runner and coach who wants to share the trail with you and your kids! Join him on Saturday mornings at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. It’s a great way for your whole family to have fun and get moving!
“During our Runs with Ross events, we talk about how to eat well and make that part of a healthy lifestyle—healthy eating, healthy activity and decreasing screen time,” says Dr. Newman.
WHEN: Select Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Please check the Eugene Pediatric Associates Facebook page for the latest schedule.
WHERE: Alton Baker Park, at the start of Pre’s Trail. Park on the east side of Day Island Rd. and look for the Runs for Ross group at the start of the bark path, near the waterway.
WHO: All ages and abilities! Families are encouraged to run together, but parents or legal guardians can wait at the drop site if they don’t wish to run.* You do not need to be a patient of Eugene Pediatrics to participate.
WHAT: We will run for about an hour, then eat a healthy snack. We’ll even share some health tips for good running and nutrition.
*All participants must complete a registration form and waiver before running; please arrive a few minutes early on the day of your or your child’s first run. Legal guardians must sign for children under 18 years of age.
About Runs with Ross
Runs with Ross was born out of Dr. Newman’s love for running, which started when he was in middle school. As a father of four, he recognizes the importance of being active with his children. As a pediatrician, he also knows that regular exercise helps reduce pediatric obesity and dangerous illnesses, like type 2 diabetes.
“I love it when kids and families come together to be active and have fun. When kids get regular, physical activity, it builds the foundation for them to live a healthier life.”
A native Oregonian who loves running, whitewater rafting and Legos, Dr. Newman earned his undergraduate degree in physiology and developmental biology with minors in Portuguese and Spanish from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and served his pediatric residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.