Healthy Communities plans Run/Walk/Bike/Trike event in Swedesburg

Written by on March 26, 2013 in News

Healthy Henry County Communities is working with local residents to plan a free community event to encourage individuals and families to enjoy some physical activity in a fun social setting. The Run/Walk/Bike/Trike event will be held on Saturday May 4th from 8:30am to Noon in and around Swedesburg. The variety of activities gives options for people of all ages and abilities to participate. No pre-registration is needed; simply sign-in that day.
The event will run throughout the morning allowing individuals to participate in more than one activity. The bike ride will start at 8:30am in front of the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be various turnaround points marked with the full 18 mile round trip route going into Wayland. James Avenue (old Hwy 218) will be closed from 9:00am – 11:00am to allow individuals a choice of a 2 mile walk or a 5K walk/run, both starting in front of the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Kids activities will run from 10:00am – 12:00pm outside of the Parish Hall in Swedesburg. There will be a variety of fun outdoor games, inflatables, bike safety information, healthy snacks and more. Sweet Mimi the Clown will entertain with face painting and balloon animals. A trainer from the Rec Center will also be on hand to lead sample exercise classes for youth and adults to teach simple exercises that can be done from home.At 11:00am there will be Big Wheels and tricycle races for those who bring them and prizes will be awarded. “We have had great success with all the rec trail events held in Mt. Pleasant so we wanted to bring a similar event to another part of the county,” states Kelly Carr, Healthy Communities Coordinator. “What’s great about this event is that people of all ages can participate.”
Healthy Communities is now looking for local organizations and businesses to help out by volunteering during the event or helping to sponsor. “This would be a fun way for a service organization to get involved or for a local business to show their support of physical fitness and community-wide activities,” states Carr. For more information contact Kelly at 319-385-6523 or To learn more about Healthy Communities visit

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