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HHCC plans ‘Run/Walk/Bike/Trike’ in Swedesburg

Apr 04, 2013

Healthy Henry County Communities is working with local residents to plan a free community event to encourage individuals and families to enjoy some physical activity in a social setting.

The Run/Walk/Bike/Trike event will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in and around Swedesburg.

“We have had great success with all the rec trail events held in Mt. Pleasant so we wanted to bring a similar event to another part of the county,” said Kelly Carr, Healthy Communities coordinator. “What’s great about this event is that people of all ages can participate.”

The event will run throughout the morning, allowing individuals to participate in more than one activity.

No pre-registration is needed; simply sign-in that day.

The bike ride will start at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be various turnaround points marked with the full 18-mile round trip route going into Wayland.

James Avenue (old Hwy 218) will be closed from 9 to 11 a.m. to allow individuals a choice of a two-mile walk or a 5K walk/run, both starting in front of the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Kids activities will run from 10 a.m. to noon outside of the Parish Hall in Swedesburg. There will be a variety of fun outdoor games, inflatables, bike safety information, healthy snacks and more.

Sweet Mimi the Clown will entertain with face painting and balloon animals.

A trainer from the Rec Center will also be on hand to lead sample exercise classes for youth and adults to teach simple exercises that can be done from home.

At 11 a.m. there will be Big Wheels and tricycle races for those who bring them and prizes will be awarded.

Healthy Communities is currently looking for local organizations and businesses to help out by volunteering during the event or helping to sponsor.

“This would be a fun way for a service organization to get involved or for a local business to show their support of physical fitness and community-wide activities,” stated Carr.

For more information, contact Carr at 319-385-6523 or carrk@hchc.org.

To learn more about Healthy Communities visit www.healthyhenrycounty.org.

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