5K Fun Run and Health Fair
Founding Fathers' 5K Fun Run and Health Fair
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time: Registration 7:30 AM. • Laredo Medical Center • Race begins at 8:30 AM
Location: Laredo Medical Center
Admission: $20 per runner pre-registration WITH TIMED CHIP• Until Jan 31,2016
$25 after Jan 31, 2016
Attire: Sports Attire
Sponsor: Laredo Medical Center, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Miller Lite City of Laredo Parks and Leisure Services, Delta Dental & McDonald's of Laredo
Laredo's warm climate allows for runners and walkers alike to enjoy a crisp February morning with a brisk run. Participants can enjoy one of the premiere chip timed 5k in Laredo. If running isn’t your thing, walkers are also welcome and the public is invited to attend the Laredo Medical Center’s Health Fair and take advantage of the numerous free health screenings.
As a young Indian scout, Washington had to keep fit, as athletic prowess was necessary for survival. Dodging arrows and racing through thickets required intense physical stamina.
The Founding Fathers’ 5K Fun Run and Health Fair pays tribute to Washington as an Athlete. While runners don’t dodge bullets and arrows nor run through forests and across streams, the 5k run mirrors distances that Washington, himself, may have had to sprint as a scout. With an early morning shotgun start of 8:30 AM, runners (and walkers) make the dash as they compete for various prizes in this chip timed race. Different categories exist for men, women, youth and for those who prefer to walk rather than run.
While the race is going on, other folks wind their way through the Laredo Medical Center’s Health Fair for wellness examinations, dietary presentations and events designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. There is even an area for children to teach these youngsters the importance of getting an early start on a healthy lifestyle.
The Founding Fathers’ 5K Fun Run and Health Fair reminds us that staying healthy can be fun! Register online today at wbcalaredo.org.
This event is sponsored by Laredo Medical Center, Academy Sports+Outdoors® Miller Lite, Delta Dental and City of Laredo Parks and Leisure Services. In-kind Sponsor: McDonald's of Laredo.
Medals and goodie bags available for all participants (while supplies last). The First 300 registered participants receive a Dri-Fit commemorative t-shirt.
Remember Packet pick-up is on Friday, Feb. 12 from Noon - 6 p.m. at the Laredo Medical Center Tower B Community Room.
Best Couple: An award will be given to the couple with the best time, but couple must finish together.
Best Cupid: An award will be given to the person with the best Valentine inspired outfit.
Best George: An award will be given to the person with the best George Washington attire.