Sunday is designated as Let’s Move Day and the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church and School has an event to set people in motion – walking, running or bicycling. “Made to Move” starts at 9:45 a.m. at the church parking lot across from the Great Bend Trailhead on West 10th Street. The church is located 1 mile west of 10th and Patton at 7 SW 30 Ave.
This free event is sponsored by Dr. Bell Razafindrabe, the Pain and Spine Clinic and the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church. For advance registration call 620-792-2991 or 620-791-7314, or register at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the event.
Free events include:
• Walking 2+ miles, up to 5K (3.1 miles)
• Running 3-5 miles, up to 10K (6.2 miles)
• Biking 10+ or 20+ miles
Water and fruit snacks will be provided along the trail. A free lunch will be proved from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Barton County guidelines for COVID-19 safety will be followed.
Moving for health
Sponsors note that nearly 1 in 3 children in America are overweight or obese, increasing their risk for asthma, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, depression and bullying. Some of the contributing factors are decreased exercise, large portion sizes, too much refined foods, not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and the inability for low-income families to access healthy foods. “Made to Move” has been designed to address one of these issues by encouraging exercise.