BY PCC STAFF
MONTROSE – Live Healthy Iowa has selected 19 communities across Iowa as host sites for the 5th annual Live Healthy Iowa 5K events. The events, scheduled for Saturday, April 14, will be held in Asbury, Bondurant, Britt, Carroll, Decorah, Dike, Fairfield, Grinnell, Hiawatha, Montrose, Onawa, Perry, Rathbun Lake, Red Oak, Sergeant Bluff, Sibley, Spencer, Story City, and Waukee. Proceeds from the events will benefit local wellness efforts in these communities, as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids initiatives.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with these 19 local communities to co-host this year’s events,” said Iowa Sports Foundation CEO and Executive Director, Chuck Long. “These events not only serve as a time of celebration for challenge participants, but as a way for Iowans to come together in support of local communities and their wellness efforts.”
The Montrose event will begin and end at the Montrose Riverfront Landing building. The 5K portion of the event will begin at 8:00 am with the 1K kids’ run following at 9:00 am. On-site registration for both events will be open the morning of the race at 7:00 am.
The race registration is now $25. Online registration is available through Monday, April 9th. Participants can also register the day of race – cash or check will only be accepted the day of the race. Participants in the 10 Week Wellness Challenge can still receive a $10 discount on registration by redeeming the coupon code from the weekly email or by showing their LHI Access Card during on-site registration. The 1K kids’ run for ages 12 and younger is $5 through race day. For additional event details, or to register, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.
Proceeds to this year’s race will go towards the Lee County K9 Association. The committee will be available the day of the race to answer any questions. They will also be raffling off some prizes to participants. Also, the Montrose Riverfront, Inc. will be holding their Farmers’ Market Kick-off Breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, and coffee that morning from 8:00-10:30am along with some demonstrations. Breakfast is $4 for adults and $3 for those under 10 years-of-age.
“Montrose is excited to partner with Live Healthy Iowa again this year to offer this fun and healthy event,” said Emily Biddenstadt, Live Healthy Lee County member. “Partnering with the Lee County K9 Association has been great. I hope people come out to learn more about what this committee is doing.”
Live Healthy Iowa and Live Healthy Iowa Kids provide challenges and events throughout the year to promote healthy and active lifestyles. To learn more about these programs and find more information about the Live Healthy Iowa 5K, please visit www.livehealthyiowa.org or call (888)777-8881.
About Live Healthy Iowa
Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state’s growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses, and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2017, more than 230,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa challenge or event. To learn more, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.