Veterans Memorial Hospital’s “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” route remains available to public for walking or running anytime


“Stop the Bleed Training” offered during VMH Walk/Run ... The Healthiest State Initiative strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day. The hospital would like to invite the public to still follow the Corn Days family fun 1.5-mile and the 5K (3.1-mile) route anytime over the next few weeks. Just stop by the front entrance of the hospital to pick up a route map and event goodie bag. Then follow the bright blue painted arrows on the streets marking these routes around town. This year at the hospital’s annual event, blood sugar diabetes tests and massages were offered in addition to the Stop the Bleed training, pictured above. The Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Fun Walk/Run is offered each year in conjunction with the annual Waukon Corn Days celebration. Submitted photo.

The route from the annual “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” family fun walk and run held Saturday, August 17 in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration is still marked and available for anyone to follow at any time.

The Healthiest State Initiative strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day. That is the reason the hospital offered a 1.5-mile walk and the optional 5K (3.1-mile) again this year. The hospital would like to invite the public to continue to enjoy the event routes anytime. Maps of the 1.5-mile and 5K (3.1-mile) routes, as well as event goodie bags, are available to be picked up at the main entrance of the hospital.

In addition, bright blue painted arrows on the streets throughout Waukon outline the 1.5-mile course that ends at the east side of the hospital or they can choose to continue on to complete the 3.1-mile course that ends at the south side of the hospital.

This year at the event, blood sugar diabetes tests, massages and “Stop the Bleed” training were all offered at this free community event, in addition to a costume contest.

For additional information about the fun run or other activities, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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