Live Healthy Iowa has selected Grundy Center as a host site for the inaugural year of Live Healthy Iowa's 5K run/walk and 1K kid's run. Grundy Center was chosen as one of ten communities throughout the state to host the event on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The run/walk serves as a finale celebration for the nearly 28,000 Iowans participating in the 2014 10 Week Wellness Challenge. All Iowans are welcome to participate in this family-friendly event and enjoy the refreshing spring weather!
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with these 10 local communities and co-host these events," commented Live Healthy Iowa director, Nicole Bruce. "These events not only serve as a sense of accomplishment and celebration for challenge participants, but as a way for Iowans to come together in support of the local wellness coalitions and their communities."
The 5K run/walk will start at 8:00 am and the kid's run will begin at 9:00 am. All participants will receive a Live Healthy Iowa 5K t-shirt, race number, finisher medal and the opportunity to win age-group awards. There is cost for the 5K. Adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants can use the discount code found in their challenge confirmation email to receive off registration. The 1K kid's run for youth ages 12 and younger. Onsite registration will be available and adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants can present their Access Card to receive their discount. For local event details and to register online, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.
In its inaugural year, the Live Healthy Iowa 5K will be held in Atlantic, Bondurant, Britt, Carroll, Fort Dodge, Grundy Center, Hiawatha, Mount Ayr, Storm Lake and Waukon. Host communities were selected based on historically strong participation in Live Healthy Iowa challenges and the enthusiasm of the community wellness coalitions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local wellness coalitions in each community, as well as Adaptive Sports Iowa's veteran outreach efforts.
Live Healthy Iowa and Live Healthy Iowa Kids provide challenges and events throughout the year to promote healthy and active lifestyles. To learn more about these programs and find more information about the Live Healthy Iowa 5K, please visit our website at www.livehealthyiowa.org or contact us directly by phone at 888-777-8881.