It is time for our first ever Winter Flakes Run! This is a new event for Get Healthy DeSoto. We are very excited about it and hope you will come out and join the festivities. The event, taking place on Saturday, February 23rd, includes a 10k and 5k run, and a one mile walk. It gives everyone an opportunity to get out and get active in the winter, and also gives avid runners a good race for December (sometimes hard to find). Start time for the 10k and 5k is at 9 a.m., and the start time for the one mile walk is 9:10 a.m. Please click GHDWinterFlakesRoute to see the routes for the races. Race day registration is available from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. as well. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each division, and to overall male and female finishers, following the race. Please come out and join us for some healthy winter fun. If you don’t want to race, come out and cheer on our participants, many of whom are coming in from out of town!
The winter workshops for farmers’ market vendors have begun. They are offered in partnership with University of Missouri Extension and cover topics ranging from good farming practices to marketing and business solutions. The first was held on February 5th on the subject of Business Planning and Marketing. The second is scheduled for February 16th, and will cover Integrated Pest Management. All worshops are free and are held at St. Andrew’s Methodists Church, on Rock Road. Notices of vendor workshops always appear here on our blog, but for a complete list of worshops for this season, please see our flyer, DFMWinterWorkshops2013. Workshops are open to the public. They are not limited to vendors. Some workshops require registration as space and supplies are sometimes limited. Please call or email Joyce Rainwater at 314.800.4076 or RainwaterJ@lincolnu.edu for more information.
After much anticipation and planning, there has been physical progress on the trail connecting the elementary and high school campuses. Check out the photos and let us know what you think.
Just a reminder!
Weigh-in for the Better Body Challenge is tomorrow, February 7th. Please stop by the De Soto Community Center between 5:30 and 7 pm to weigh-in. The YMCA will hold a fitness class during the weigh-in.
If you haven’t registered for the Winter Flakes Run/Walk, there’s still time. You can download the registration form here.
The response has been really positive, and there are 143 participants so far!
In case you’re wondering about the route, check this out: