Get moving with Chamber member 5k runs/walks in April
Tuesday, March 25, 2014on
If you’re looking for opportunities to spend more time outside while doing GOOD things for our community, we’ve rounded up a few ideas from our members and staff. Check with your colleagues if you want to team up and attend. Thursday, April 2 – Tied to be Fit National Walking Day Chamber member American Heart Association is sponsoring a National Walking Day to promote better heart health. Take a look at the info and sign up to walk for 30 minutes over lunch that day. There are no special t-shirts, set route, or fees. Just an informal opportunity to get some exercise over the lunch hour. Saturday, April 5 - Friends University President's Run For the third year in a row, Chamber member Friends University with host their President's Run. Races include a Falcon 5K Competitive Race and the Mascot Mile Fun Run/Walk. Abandon Kansas will provide live music, Chris Cakes will feed and wow the crowd with their flying pancakes, and there will be vendor booths. Race participants will receive a short-sleeve tech T-shirt and other goodies in addition to prizes for all age levels. www.friends.edu/run Saturday, April 12 – Downtown Clean Up This event is sponsored by Chamber partners Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department. Chamber staff members Angie Elliott and Angie Prather participated last year! conta.cc/1gSRY0x Saturday, April 12 - Kansas Humane Society Dog-N-Jog Grab your canine campanion and register for the 2014 Dog-N-Jog, a 5K and 1.5 mile walk/run with proceeds benefitting Chamber member the Kansas Humane Society. http://www.dognjogwichita.com/ Saturday, April 12 - Thin Mint Sprint Join Chamber member Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland in their 1st annual Thin Mint Sprint and Cookie Relay. This unique event will include a 5k race and an exciting, fun team event - the Cookie Relay! Sign up a team of four participants for the Cookie Relay and be ready to make your way through our 600 yard relay course! Each participant of the 5K will receive a commemorative Thin Mint Sprint T-shirt, a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, and delicious post race refreshments (yes, cookies included!) http://www.gorunyourrace.com/Event/Event/29 Friday, April 25 - Race for Hope The Race for Hope coincides with the early evening Final Friday Art Crawl. Participants race along the river, create beautiful artwork by adding a footprint to the 2014 HopeNet mural, enjoy music, food and fun at the finish line post party! Participant privileges will include a t-shirt, race bib, and participation in the finish line post party. Proceeds benefit Chamber member HopeNet. http://www.gorunyourrace.com/Event/Event/37 Saturday, April 26 – Autism Care Walk Chamber member Heartspring is hosting their 7th annual walk in Downtown Wichita at Waterwalk. Registration is FREE. If you register BEFORE April 4 at 3 pm, you’ll get a free t-shirt. Donations to fund Heartspring programs are accepted. http://www.autismcarewalk.org/ Wednesday, April 30 – National Walk @ Lunch Day Sponsored by Chamber member Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, this is a fun way to spend your lunch hour with your colleagues – and get a FREE t-shirt. No registration fees or donations expected. This is just a nice way to jumpstart the spring. Mark your calendar! http://www.bcbsks.com/AboutUs/Community/walk_at_lunch.htm. We have probably missed some of the great things our members are doing in March, so please contact Courtney Sendall at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are hosting a run/walk as well.