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6th Annual Walking to Wellness – A Family Event


We are approaching the Foundation for Community Care’s 6th annual Walking to Wellness. The event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Walking to Wellness is a low key event designed to encourage the entire family to train for a challenging but attainable fitness goal—walking or running a half marathon (13.1 miles) or an alternate shorter distance such as a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles).

Participation is $25 – all proceeds will benefit Richland County’s Boys & Girls Club and the Foundation for Community Care. Entrants 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult, and parental consent is necessary for walkers under age 18. Advance registration forms can be found at or by visiting the Foundation at 221 2nd Street NW, Sidney, MT. Final registration will be held at the Ranger Arena, 601 7th Ave SW, Sidney, MT at 7:30am on the morning of the event.

To get started, it is advised to build a baseline activity level of walking 7 to 8 miles weekly. Many people find it easier to stick with a training program if they invite someone else to join them.

Training walks will be held every Saturday, starting Saturday, July 12th at 7:00am. The meeting place is the main foyer at Sidney Health Center. For more information on participating in training walks contact the Foundation for Community Care at 406-488-2273. Below features Hal Higdon’s suggested training program.

While walking or running the half marathon is the end goal, the real health benefit will come from the time (and miles!) you put into training. Get your shoes on and “Walk to Wellness”!!


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