4th Annual Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn Set for July 26

 05/01/2014 | 11:07 AM 
The 2013 Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn.

The 2013 Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn.

The Center for African American Health will host the 4th Annual Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Pavilion in Denver’s City Park.  A family-friendly event, Destination Health combines exercise, educa­tion and entertainment in a not-to-be-missed multigenerational experience.

Destination Health t-shirt and bib pickup – plus on-site registra­tion – will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 26 at our NEW location near the Pavilion.  Warm-up activities start at 8 a.m., with the run/walk getting underway at 8:30 a.m.  Runners and walkers can follow a 5K route – or choose the one-mile course – before  visiting the Health Education Expo area featuring more than 40 booths filled with important facts about vital health matters.  For youngsters, there is a special Health and Safety Zone providing fun activities and information for families with children.   There also will be an awards ceremony and great enter­tainment featuring the Mary Louise Lee Band.

Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn benefits those who participate July 26, but also the larger Denver population that is served year-round by the Center for African American Health.  The Center, which is dedicated to im­proving the health and well-being of the African-American commu­nity, partners with a wide variety of health-education and health-delivery organizations to develop and provide culturally-appropriate disease prevention and disease man­agement programs to thousands of African Americans each year. The Center offers programs on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer and colon cancer, as well as a wellness program for seniors and health literacy training.  The Center is also a certified Connect for Health Colorado assistance site.

Pre-event registration fees are $25 for adults/children 18 and older until June 20 ($30 after June 20); $25 active/retired military; $25 children 6-17/adults 50+; $10 children 5 and under (with shirt); free for children 5 and under (no shirt); and $25 per person for team participants (four or more).  On-site registration July 26 will be $35.

If you are unable to attend the July 26 event, but still want to show your support for the Center for African American Health and its programs, visit www.destinationhealth5k.org and select the Sleeping-In for Health option.   Also, if you would like to volunteer or need additional infor­mation about the Center for  African American Health, please contact the Center at info@caahealth.org or call 303-355-3423.

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