Beginning Tuesday, July 12, Bee Well will host free weekly fun runs for kids. The runs will be held each Tuesday from July 12 to August 9. Runs will begin at 6:30 pm at West Lake Park in Paris (south side, by the horseshoe pits).
Kids of all ages are welcome to participate with runs ranging from 30 yards to one mile. At the conclusion of each event, kids will receive a snack. Runners should bring their own drinks.
Kids who participate in three of the five runs will receive a free t-shirt. The final run on August 9 will be professionally timed, with official race bibs for each child.
Those interested should sign up at ParisCommunityHospital.com/FunRuns. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required.
Fun Runs are made possible in part through a grant from the East Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC). However, additional sponsors are being sought. If you or your business is interested in helping to sponsor the runs, please contact Mary Liz Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org. All sponsors will be included on the participation shirts.
Bee Well of Edgar County is a recently developed community wellness coalition formed in response to health rankings published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2014) stating that Edgar County ranked 62 out of the 102 counties in the state of Illinois for overall health. Since its inception in fall 2014, the group has worked to promote wellness throughout Edgar County.