Winneshiek Medical Center site for local Live Healthy 5K April 8

Released: 03/07/17

Live Healthy Iowa has selected 19 communities across Iowa as host sites for the 3rd annual Live Healthy Iowa 5K events. The events, scheduled for Saturday, April 8, will be held in Decorah, Bondurant, Britt, Carroll, Dewitt, Dike, Fairfield, Grinnell, Hiawatha, Montrose, Onawa, Osage, Perry, Red Oak, Sibley, Sioux City, Spencer, Story City, and Waukee. Proceeds from the events will benefit local wellness efforts in these communities, as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids initiatives.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with these 19 local communities and co-host these events,” said Live Healthy Iowa director of operations, Nicole Kennedy. “These events not only serve as a time of celebration for challenge participants, but as a way for Iowans to come together in support of local communities and their wellness efforts.”

Decorah 5K

The Decorah Live Healthy Iowa event will begin and end at Winneshiek Medical Center. The 5K portion of the event will begin at 8:00 am with the 1K kid’s run following at 9:00 am. Registration for both events will open the morning of the race at 6:45 am.

All participants will receive a Live Healthy Iowa 5K T-shirt, race number, finisher medal and the opportunity to win age-group awards. The cost is $20 online until March 27; $25 up to race day. Adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants can receive a $10 discount on registration by redeeming the coupon code from the weekly email or by showing their LHI Access Card during on-site registration.   The 1K kid’s run for ages 12 and younger is $5 through race day.  For additional event details, or to register, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.

 

“Winneshiek Medical Center is delighted to partner with Live Healthy Iowa to provide wellness opportunities for our community and region,” said Lisa Radtke, chief administrative officer, Winneshiek Medical Center. “We look forward to enjoying a beautiful spring morning with a fun event for the entire family.”

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 www.livehealthyiowa.org or call (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 2016, more than 230,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa challenge or event.  To learn more, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.

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