Ready? Be Fit 5k Fun Run to Be Held June 17

By Erin Clifton, Positively Chiropractic

Warmer weather is finally here! At Positively Chiropractic that means we have running on the brain. Well, maybe not so much running, but planning for our second annual Be Fit 5k Fun Run. A 5k translates into 3.1 miles. Last year we had 124 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering during our Be Fit 5k Fun Run. This year, June 17th at 8 a.m. we hope to have a minimum of 150 walkers and runners participating.

At Positively Wellness, we believe in encouraging health and wellness in our community. Exercise is a huge component of health. Just 20 minutes of exercise a day is all it takes to experience some amazing health benefits. Exercise has been shown to increase overall happiness levels, memory retention and decrease lifestyle diseases such as high cholesterol and heart disease.

Our Be Fit 5k Fun Run is an easy, flat course that starts on the town square, winding through the streets of the village and through nature trails. If training for a 5k sounds daunting, I recommend a Couch to 5k program.   Laura Hejnal of Community Crossroads Church (851-7075) is hosting a Couch to 5k group. This free training group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 at Heritage Elementary. Don’t worry if you miss the first couple of weeks, you’ll be able to catch up in no time! If you are looking for a healthy, fun event that is suitable for all ages, then hurry and reserve your spot! Right now you can save $5 per entry. Early registration is $15 through May 19th and can be found at www.positivelychiropractic.com.

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