5K Walk & Health Fair
Date – April 5, 2014
Location – Barnett Park,
Address – 4801 West Colonial Drive,
Contact Person – Karen Johnson
Deadline for pre-registration is close of business on April 1st.
If you decide to participate after April 1st, on-site registration will be available.
To expedite registration on day of event, please click on the links below and complete the Liability Waiver and Media Release Forms (English or Español or Creole) and bring with you. Please note that each child will need parental consent for both forms.
There will be a pre-registration check-in station and an on-site registration station. Please go to the appropriate station upon arrival to pick up your walk packet.
The first 300 registered participants will be eligible for a t-shirt.
“Walking is an excellent way for adults as well as children to practice physical activity in order to live a healthy life. The 5K Walk has brought the community together for eight years now, with the common goal of getting active to live a healthy lifestyle”, said Dr. Kevin M. Sherin, Director of the Department of Health in Orange County.
Adults and children with healthy lifestyles are less likely to develop chronic diseases. These diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease now comprise 62.5% of all deaths in Florida, compared to less than 20% 70 years ago. In order to help control the risk factors for stroke and other chronic diseases, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle which includes: not smoking, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress, and visiting a doctor to monitor your health.
Attendees will be able to enjoy other fun activities such as interactive games including Zumba, Tai Chi, hula hoop contest, healthy cooking sampling, health information and screenings. There will be a “challenge” among churches, schools, civic organizations, and businesses. Prizes will be given to those having the most participants. Registration for the free 5K Walk can be done onsite at the event or online at www.orchd.com by April 1st.
For more information about this event, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Orange County at 407-858-1464