On May 24, Kess Creek Park in Mayfield, Kentucky will light up as KentuckyCare presents the 3rd Annual Ready, Set, GLOW 5K Fun Walk. The mission of Kentucky Care is “Health for all”. By adding exercise to your daily routine, you can improve overall health and well-being for not only yourself, but also your family. KentuckyCare representatives will be set up at Kess Creek Park at 7 pm, and the walk will begin at 8 pm. Water, Gatorade, granola bars, and protein bars will be provided.
Last year, around 175 community members attended the walk. Everyone is welcome, and every age is encouraged to join in the fun. Since opening an office at 211 South 8th Street in Mayfield, KentuckyCare has felt so welcomed in the community and wants to give something back to residents there with a night of family fun. You can start a healthy habit for your family by making it a point to get moving together!
“This is a fun, relaxed, no time keeping event,” said Chelsea Watkins, registered dietitian for KentuckyCare. “Our goal is for the families and individuals in the community to come out, have fun, and get active. No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone sitting on the couch!”
“Physical activity can improve your overall health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Exercise has both immediate and long-term benefits.”
Each participant will receive a free goody bag with glow sticks to light their way and healthy snacks. They’re not stopping with glow sticks – glow glasses, bracelets, wands, necklaces, and any other glowing attire will be available.
No need to worry if walking the entire 5K is a problem – you can walk as much or as little you wish. It doesn't matter if you complete the entire distance. Everything will be provided for each participant, so there’s no reason to stay at home.