VMH’s “Get Your walk On in Waukon” free Family Fun Run/Walk a success! The public welcome to keep using route


VMH Family Fun Run/Walk ... Over 110 runners and walkers attended the Veterans Memorial Hospital “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” annual Family Fun Walk and 5K Saturday, August 19 during Waukon’s Corn Days. The hospital would like to invite the public to still follow the family fun 1.5-mile route and/or the 5K route anytime over the next few weeks. Just stop by the front entrance of the hospital to pick up a route map. Then follow the orange painted arrows on the streets marking these routes around town. Submitted photo.

Crossing the finish line ... Jeremy Peake of Waukon, pictured above left, was first to cross the finish line at the hospital’s free 5K run/walk Saturday, August 19. Trisha Wilkins of Waukon, pictured at right, was the first female participant to cross the finish line at the Saturday event. Submitted photos.

Over 110 people participated in the “Get Your Walk On In Waukon” annual family fun walk and 5K Saturday, August 19, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. The event was sponsored in part by the Healthiest State Initiative who strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day. That is the reason the hospital offered a 1.5 mile walk and the optional 5K this year as well.  Many participants took advantage of both of the routes.

Jeremy Peake of Waukon was the first to cross the finish line. Trisha Wilkins of Waukon was the first female to cross the finish line. All those participating in Saturday’s event received complimentary hospital tote bags and screen cleaners as well as information on the Walk NE IA area program and community walking routes.  Free diabetes/blood sugar tests, hemoglobin tests and massages were also offered to all participants.

The hospital would like to invite the public to continue to enjoy the event routes anytime. Maps of the 1.5 mile walk and 5K route are available at the main entrance of the hospital. Then just follow the orange painted arrows on the streets.

For questions, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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