New Haven Parks and Recreation will be hosting two events this spring.  At 9:00 a.m. on May 17th is the Elementary 1Mile and Grandparent Walk K-6 located at New Haven High School.  All children grades K-6 are invited along with their grandparents to participate in this event.  This event is open to any boys or girls in preschool thru sixth grade. Preschoolers thru 2nd grade will run 800 meters; while 3rd thru 6th grade will run 1600 meters. Race schedule is an estimate. We will run the next race as soon as the previous race is over. The first race will start at 9 and each race will follow shortly after the previous race is completed.  At the mid point, all grandparents will walk 1 mile together (4 laps around the track).  What a great way to get healthy together with your loved ones!  Ronald McDonald will be there too!

REGISTER:  ONLINE AT RUNRACE.NET or DROP COMPLETED FORM TO NH PARK OFFICE: 1125 HARTZELL STREET NEW HAVEN, IN 46774 (Forms at Parks office,  Here,  www.runrace.net )

COST :$10 BY WEDNESDAY APRIL 30TH OR AFTER $15 THROUGH WENESDAY MAY 15TH.  Must register by April 30th to be guaranteed that you will receive a t-shirt.                                                                                                                                                                                  (If you do not want a t-shirt, please use coupon code NS to save $5. Coupon can only be used until April 30th. )

On June 7th is the Annual Canal Days 5K 4 Wellness located at Havenhust Park in New Haven, Indiana at 8:00am.  This annual event is open to the community and is designed for both competitive athletes and recreation participants.  We doubled our participation last year and hope to do the same this year.  This event focuses on movement and activity for both the able and disabled.  It also offers a 5K 4 Wellness Raffle which helps schools gain resources for wellness programs and aid local parks in securing funds for adaptive wellness programs/services for the disabled.

REGISTER:

ONLINE AT RUNRACE.NET or DROP COMPLETED FORM TO NH PARK OFFICE: 1125 HARTZELL STREET NEW HAVEN, IN 46774

(Forms at Parks office,  Here,  www.runrace.net )

COST:  COMPETITVE (FWTC OR STUDENT) $15, NON-FWTC $20, STUDENT NON-COMPETITIVE $12, JUNE 1ST – RACE DAY ALL $25.

T-SHIRTS:  ALL PARTICIPANTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

PACKET PICK UP:  JUNE 6TH 5-7PM ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER AT 943 POWERS STREET, NEW HAVEN, IN (CORNER OF ANNE ST AND POWERS ST)

RACE DAY REGISTRATION:  7:15AM AT HAVENHURST PARK, NEW HAVEN, IN

Schools can earn $5000 for wellness. Raffle tickets are ready and sales run now thru June 1st. Parent packets are available. All schools need to do is contact Kerri Zurbuch at 260-433-0024 or email her at kerri@wellstrategiesinc.org and request “parent packet and raffle ticket information”.  Proceeds can be used for anything that is wellness related: physical wellness (P.E., running club, playground, nutrition enrichment, 25% sports), environmental wellness (recycling and resue programs), spiritual wellness, social/emotional wellness, vocational wellness (faculty and staff). Over the last two years schools have earned between $6,100 and $800 depending on the number of tickets sold.

SAVE THE DATES! REGISTER TODAY!

Go to www.runrace.net to register online

For questions call Mike Clendenen at 260-749-2212

For questions related to schools participating in the 5K 4 Wellness raffle call Kerri Zurbuch at 433-0024

TOGETHER, WE’RE BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR TOTAL WELLNESS!

POSTED: 04/16/14 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Sports