WINDBER -—The 11th annual HealthStyles 5K Race and 1.5 mile Fun Walk will take place Sept. 3 at Windber Medical Center in Windber.
Registration for the event is 8 to 8:45 a.m. that day at HealthStyles. Gary Pagano, the director of HealthStyles and Cardiac Rehabilitation, said the race “is a nice event that takes place in the community, to promote health and wellness.
Pagano added that there will be good food, music and T-shirts along with a 1-day guest pass to the fitness center for all that enter.
“It is a good community event and we get good assistance from the local police department and emergency workers,” said Pagano. It will be held even it rains.
“I can only remember one time when it poured down rain until around 9 a.m. then it became bright and sunny after that.,” he said. “So, weather has not been a problem.”
The race/walk takes participants on a course through Windber.
“Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group in the 5K run only, both male and female. The walk is non competitive and they just have fun.”
A Lollipop Race for children 8 and under will also be held that morning after the 5K race is completed.
Pagano said this is one of the few events for the community done by HealthStyles, which has more than 1,200 members and a strong following in the area. For more information or to register, call HealthStyles at 814-467-3632 or 814-467-3892.