First Lady Michelle Obama it reminding everyone to spend some time outdoors before the summer is over, which has prompted groups across the nation to sponsor Let’s Move events.
Actually, this Saturday is the first day of autumn, but the weather is perfect for outdoor exercise. Great Bend will hold an event the morning of Sunday, Sept. 30, one week after most of the nationwide events, said Doris Reile at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The church and the Great Bend Spine Clinic are sponsoring walks, fun runs and road cycling, with registration starting at 9 a.m. All events will start at 10 a.m. at the Great Bend Trail, located just across the street from the church, one mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road.
There is no charge to participate in a two-mile walk, three-mile or five-mile run, or cycling on a 10- or 20-mile route, but T-Shirts may be purchased and can be ordered now by calling 620-792-2991.
“We will have stations set up along the way for water and juice,” Reile said.
This is the second year for Let’s Move, across the USA and in Great Bend. The goal of this day is to join others across the nation to fight against childhood obesity, Reile said. The local goal includes helping parents make healthy family choices, promoting physical activity, educating about healthy food, and creating healthy schools.
For more local information call 620-791-7314. For more information about Let’s Move, visit the website, letsmove.gov.
Great Bend’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church emphasizes the benefits of healthy living, and has sponsored several programs on diet and wellness, especially in the past three years, Reile noted. On Oct. 1, celebrity chef Mark Anthony will visist the church to cook dinner as he talks about healthier diet. More information about that program will be announced closer to the event. Learn more about Anthony and see some of his recipies online at www.ChefMarkAnthony.com.