By Renee Larr
The Zionsville Boys and Girls Club will host a 5K Family Fun Run and Health Fair on June 24. The club hopes to inspire families to engage in healthy physical activities through the event.
“We don’t do it as a fundraiser but rather an opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles and physical fitness to the community,” said Sarah Webler, unit director. “It’s at our east club, and the whole point is to make it fun. It’s family friendly and dog friendly. It’s really laid back. The fee is minimal. It’s for the families to make memories doing some healthy and active.”
The run will include raffle tickets along the way to encourage participants to keep going.
“At the end, (runners) can win raffle prizes. They serve as a motivation for them to keep going rather than just quitting,” Webler said.
All the raffle items will promote physical fitness in some way.
“I have businesses in the community that have donated items that continue to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. We have passes to Skyzone or Monkey Joes. There is stuff for kids, but also for adults,” Webler said. “They want to go get that extra ticket so they have a higher chance of winning a prize at the end. In the past we’ve had workout passes, fitness classes and bikes.”
The health fair will include various organizations that promote healthy lifestyles. The event will also include music and a bounce house.
The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and is $15 per person or $30 per family to participate.
5K Family Fun Run
When: 9:30 a.m. June 24
Where: Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville East, 1575 Mulberry St.
Cost: $15 per person or $30 per family
More info: Register at bagcoz.org