This will be the first 5K run by the Wellness Center, and Thornton said she’s hoping for 150-200 racers.
“We’ve never actually tackled this ourselves, and we’re very excited,” Thornton said.
“We want to really make it clear that this a double-event from the run and the health fair.”
The Health Fair starts at 9 a.m. Thornton said 31 different booths have already signed up, with the hope of 40 or more booths by Sept. 21.
Organizations who’ve already signed up for booths include MRHC, Pittsburg County Health Department, the American Cancer Society, the Warren Clinic, EagleMed and Oklahoma State University’s cooperative extension school. Activities planned include cholesterol checks, diabetes education and risk assessment, footwear analysis and nutrition education.
Children in Kindergarten through the third grade can also bring in colored sheets that will be handed out in local schools. Two children will take home new bikes.
Facepainting and inflatables will also be available for children attending the fair. The fair is free to the public, running from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
“We are welcoming the community to come out and find out about wellness,” Thornton said.
The Wellness Center is still looking for additional sponsors for the race. If interested, contact Thornton or Davidson at 918-421-6600.
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