As 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!
Aside 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!