IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION
Hiawatha Host Site for Saturday's Statewide 5K
Event held in 10 locations statewide
AMES, Iowa - April 7, 2014 -Hiawatha is one of 10 host sites for this Saturday's statewide Live Healthy Iowa 5K run/walk and 1K kid's run. The event will start and finish at Guthridge Park with the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. and 1K kid's run at 9 a.m. On-site registration will be available and adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants may present their Access Card to receive a $10 discount off their registration fee.
The run/walk event serves as a finale celebration for over 28,000 Iowans who participated in the 2014 10 Week Wellness Challenge which ended on Friday, April 4. All Iowans are welcome to participate in this family-friendly event and will receive a Live Healthy Iowa 5K t-shirt, race number, finisher medal and the opportunity to win age-group awards. The cost for the 5K is $25. The 1K kid's run for youth ages 12 and younger is $5. Packet pickup will be Friday 4 - 7 p.m. at the Hiawatha Community Center and Saturday morning 7 - 7:45 a.m. at Guthridge Park. For more local event details, 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.
About Live Healthy Iowa
Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state's growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2013, more than 275,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program. To learn more, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.
(888)777-8881 ext. 102