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Annual Hagerstown Fun Run Expands to Include Health Expo


This year’s Vibrant Life 5K fun run at the Review and Herald campus in south Hagerstown will include a free health fair with tests to measure fitness as well as samples of healthy cooking. Learning stations for children will feature health principles such as the need to exercise and drink more water.

“I hope that people will not only take away tools that will help their whole family be more healthy, but that they will also have a really fun time,” says the event’s co-director, Candace DeVore.

The health expo and fun run is scheduled for Sunday, September 23. The date coincides with Let’s Move Day, which is affiliated with first lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity.

Runners finishing the 3.1 mile cross-country course can win trophies for men and women in ten different age categories. Part of the race fee goes to support Fed Up With Hunger in Hagerstown. “We invite participants to bring dry and canned goods to share with local food banks,” says DeVore.

The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and registration goes from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Health-fair booths will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Food vendors will feature healthy menu items.

The fun run began in 1997 as an opportunity for the Review and Herald-a printer and publisher that serves the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America-to connect with the local community. One of the Review and Herald’s products is Vibrant Life, a magazine that has promoted a healthy lifestyle for 127 years.

More information is available online at www.VibrantLife.com or call 1-800-257-2316.