Owensboro Healthpark celebrates 20 years

September 28, 2018 | 3:36 am

Updated September 30, 2018 | 6:17 am

Photo courtesy of Owensboro Health.

The Owensboro Health Healthpark is celebrating its 20-year anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29, and hopes to attract people of all ages and levels of fitness to attend the day-long event and explore new ways to engage in health and wellness. The 5K and 10K events that kick off the day are not just for runners or the seasoned athlete but a celebration for the community.

The following activities are planned throughout the day of the event:

6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in for races
7:30 a.m. Run for Your Life 5K/10K Start
9:00 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run Start
9:30 a.m. Awards/Bike Giveaway (8 bikes)
9:30 a.m. Yoga
9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Junior League presents kids’ activities, balloon twisters, Better Bites
10:00 a.m. Zumba
10:30 a.m. Body Weight Boot Camp
11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cookout/Live Music

Children are invited to participate in the Run for your Life run. By registering for the run, and checking in for registration the day of the event, they are entered into a drawing to win a new bike and a $500 wellness grant for their school.

People can also compete in the 20 for 20 game, where participants can check off 20 of the listed activities and turn it in to the front desk staff between 10/22 and 10/26. A t-shirt will be given to each participant who completes 20 activities, while supplies are available.

Two decades have passed since the doors of the Healthpark first opened. The mission of Owensboro Health is to heal the sick and improve the health of the communities. The Healthpark continues to improve ideas and events to provide health and wellness to the community.

“One of the most important things in reflecting back on 20 years of service is that we kept our promise to the community,” said Healthpark Director, Collette Carter. “We said all along we were more than just bricks and mortar, we are a place to restore health and keep people healthy. We said we were going to offer resources and programs to really meet people where they are on their health journeys, and we’ve done that.”

For more information about the celebration, you can visit the Healthpark website at Owensborohealth.org/healthpark or on Facebook at Run for your Life 2018.

September 28, 2018 | 3:36 am

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