If you’ve been looking for the motivation to begin exercising, now is your chance! According to WebMD, some of the biggest reasons to be physically active include:
- Exercise boosts brainpower
- Movement melts away stress
- Exercise gives you energy
- Exercise helps ward off disease
- Fitness pumps up your heart
If these aren’t enough good reasons to join the event, consider the fact that this event benefits Graham Children’s Health Services. Over the years, GCHS has led many community projects including the renovation of the Burnsville Gym, construction of Kid Mountain, establishment of Centro de Enlace and Toe River Dental Clinic and recently built the playground out at Cane River Park.
“The Burnsville Fit Families 5K is a great opportunity for fun, family fitness” said Ron Powell, Event Chair and Graham Children’s Health Services Board Member. “We are so excited to welcome the Burnsville Elementary School’s Girls on the Run and the Boys on the Track in Burnsville programs. We hope the community will come out and cheer on its youngest athletes.”
To register, go to www.healthyyancey.org. Or call 682-7899 to request an event brochure. Adults can pre-register for $25 until May 14, 2014. Kids participate for free but need to pre-register in order to get a t-shirt.
Event volunteers are also needed from 2:30-4:30 PM on the race day to help keep the course safe. Call 682-7899 to get involved.