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5k Challenge: Inspiring you to walk for your yourself & others

Walk for Hunger.jpgAs a running fanatic. I'm always trying to get people around me to sign up for a 5K. Whether you walk or run, it really doesn't matter. Just finishing a 5K is a really positive experience. But if a feeling a personal satisfaction isn't enough to get you to the start line, what about signing up for a 5K to help out a deserving local charity? It was with this extra incentive in mind that the Simmons College 5K Walk/Run for Hunger was born.

The event, on Saturday, April 21st, begins at 10:00am with check-in and registration from 8:30am to 9:45am. The start will be in the Fenway across from the MCB. Participating is free! All that is asked is that you bring a minimum donation of 5 nonperishable food items that will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The event includes:
* Awards for the top male & female finishers
* A raffle drawing for all participants
* Both runners and walkers welcome
* Bring family & friends!

fit.jpgAside from benefiting a great cause, what's even cooler is that the event is being organized with a great collaboration between the Student of Nursing and Health Science Student Leaders, Fit at Simmons, Exercise Science Liaison and the Nutrition Liaison. Promoting healthy lifestyles on campus is a mission that unites all these student-led groups, so the partnership is a perfect match.

Pre-event registration is strongly encouraged. You can register online here.

Questions? For 5K information or information about any of the partnering groups please email

My name is Melissa Tanguay, the Student Health Educator for Fit at Simmons and a Dix Scholar in the Exercise Science program. I find genuine excitement in helping others find ways to integrate fitness into their life as part of overall health and wellness. I am an avid triathlete, runner and endurance coach who didn't discover my own love for physical activity until I was an adult. As a result, I whole-heartedly believe that people can find fitness at any age!

By Priyanka Jain on April 10, 2012 7:30 PM
Category: Spotlight: Organizations