Activity Report: 3rd Annual JUST MOVE IT 5K Summer Series

Completed 6/11/08 with 252 participants

Our kick-off run/walk to the 3rd Annual JUST MOVE IT (JMI) 5K Summer Series!!!!  The 5K run/walk was open to all walkers, joggers and runners.  The event was non-competitive and competitive.  Prizes were provided to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place male and female runners.  A FREE 2008 JMI t-shirt for all participants (one t-shirt, per person, per series).  Free raffles items (water bottles, speed jump ropes, resistance bands, bags, arm wallet, shoe wallet, etc) and healthy snacks and beverages.  Glucose and blood pressure screenings were also provided.  Physical activity games and activities were also conducted.

Best Features:
The fun scenic 5K course out on the San Xavier Reservation and physical activity games.

Creative Features:
Healthy Heart Project Staff conducted outreach, education and games with participants. This included a stretch and warm-up.

In our 3rd year, we have been able to plan our JMI Series with great support from our co-sponsors the Healthy O'odham Promotion Program (HOPP) and Pascua Yaqui Diabetes Program and of course the Tucson Indian Center Diabetes Program as the lead Program. Their efforts in organizing the event has made it successful!!

Future Plans:
We will continue the JMI events by continuing a monthly fun run/walk.
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