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CaroMont to Host Third Annual Community Challenge Event on May 14, 2016

03-07-2016

For the third year, CaroMont Health will host the CaroMont Community Challenge, a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk and family-friendly event. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend this exciting health and wellness experience on May 14, 2016 at Stuart W. Cramer High School, 101 Lakewood Road in Belmont.

“We want the CaroMont Community Challenge to bring our community together to run, walk and support one another, regardless of where they are in their health journey,” said Doug Luckett, President and CEO at CaroMont Health. “Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting to exercise, taking that first step is important, and we hope this event gives people an opportunity to compete, learn or just make connections to help them improve their health and wellness. We’re in our third year, and it just keeps getting better. We have a Couch to 5K training program that we’re offering to help walkers and runners prepare, and we’ll have activities for all ages and fitness levels during the event. It’s just a really great way to spend your Saturday morning.”

As Luckett mentions, the CaroMont Community Challenge is more than a race; it is a health and wellness experience for the whole family. Attendees will enjoy health and fitness demonstrations, interactive fitness challenges, giveaways and prizes, and a variety of fun and interactive activities.

Fun Walk & Run
The 5K run begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by a 1-mile fun walk at 9.00 a.m. Both races will start and finish at Stuart W. Cramer High School. Registration for the 5K is $15 per person or $50 for a family rate (4 or more) and includes a t-shirt. There is no fee to participate in the 1-mile fun walk but registration is required. Visit caromontcommunitychallenge.com to register today!

Couch to 5K Training
Run or walk your very first 5K with the help of CaroMont’s Couch to 5K (C25K) training program. Join CaroMont on Saturday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Discover YOU!, 420 East Central Avenue in Mount Holly, to kick-off a community-wide C25K program. Learn about training programs near you and meet fellow trainees. The training program is designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running or walking a 5K in just nine weeks. The secret is the gentle introduction to getting the body moving, starting off alternating between walking and running small distances, and slowly building up to completing a full 5K. For more information about C25K and other training programs, contact meghan.marr@caromonthealth.org.

To register and to learn more about the CaroMont Community Challenge, please visit caromontcommunitychallenge.com.

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