Let’s Move Walk and Health Fair, April 5 at Barnett Park

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shoesfinalAs part of the statewide effort to help everyone get to their healthiest weight, the Department of Health in Orange County is challenging everyone to Let’s Move! Let’s Move is a 5K Walk and Health Fair that will be held at Barnett Park in Orlando as part of the State Surgeon General’s “Healthiest Weight” initiative.

The 8th Annual 5K Walk & Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 

This event is a collaboration between the Department of Health in Orange County, Tobacco Free Florida, Orange County Parks and Recreation, and Pollo Tropical to encourage residents to live a healthier lifestyle by becoming more physically active and eating more healthy.

The 5K walk and health fair is being named after the First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative titled Let’s Move to curb childhood obesity.

In addition to individual walkers and runners, local churches and schools are being challenged to live a healthy lifestyle by participating. There is a team challenge for churches, schools, civic organizations, and businesses. Trophies and prizes will be given to the teams having the most participants.

You can participate by registering as an individual, or you can create and register as a walk team. Registration for the free 5K Walk & Health Fair can be done online by visiting www.orchd.com under the events section.

In addition to the 3.1 mile route there will be a one mile route for senior adults and children. Attendees can also enjoy free health screenings, health information, healthy snacks, healthy samplings, a kid’s zone, and fun activities such as a hula hoop contest, Zumba, Tai Chi, Martial Arts, and much more. Free flu shots will also be available at the event as it is never too late to get the vaccine this flu season.

For more information about this event, please contact the Department of Health in Orange County at 407-858-1464 or visit www.orchd.com.

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