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Wellness: Challenge yourself with 5Ks

Do you need a goal to keep you motivated to stay physically fit? Consider challenging yourself to participate in area 5K runs or walks. The “K” in 5K stands for kilometer, which is the equivalent of 0.62 miles—3.1 miles for a 5K race.

Four upcoming 5Ks in Aitkin, Brainerd, Garrison and McGregor—all on Saturdays—include:

1) May 24, 9 am:  Aitkin Fit City 5K Run, Walk or Stroll, Rippleside Elementary, Aitkin (register on site @ 8 am)

2) June 28, 8:45 am: Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure, Forestview Middle School, Baxter To register, go to www.komenbrainerdlakes.org and click on Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure Registration, then “online registration”.  Select “Join a Team” and choose “Breast Health Alliance Team Riverwood.” Or contact Amy Renner, 218-429-3975 or arenner@riverwoodhealthcare.org

3) July 26, 8 am:  Garrison Play Days 5K Run/Walk, Garrison (Fire Hall, register @ event)

4) Aug. 30, 8 am: Wild Rice Days 5K Run/Walk, McGregor (Dairy Queen, register @ event)

Also see all upcoming races/5Ks in Minnesota.

Check out the online health assessment tool called Family Health Manager at www.riverwoodhealthcare.org Family Health Manager is an interactive tool that offers you personalized health and wellness options. At no cost, anyone can learn their health score, connect to local resources and create goals in support of healthy living. You can also understand and track key numbers important for overall health. Family Health Manager provides actionable steps to maximize health in key areas such as well-being, activity, sleep, nutrition and pain management. To get started, go to https://health.riverwoodhealthcare.org/fhm

Looking for wellness information? Visit the wellness page on Riverwood’s website. This is a one-stop source of information on both Riverwood wellness resources, such as services and education, and Community wellness resources with info on classes, programs, recreational opportunities and more.