Open Invitation to WalkWorks Kick-Off Event at IRMC Park

Posted on 6/15/2016 11:55:47 AM

WalkWorks is a nationally funded program. The purpose of the program is to increase opportunities for physical activity through a network of fun, fact-filled, and community-based walking routes led by group leaders. The group leaders will be students from the Exercise Science program within the IUP Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science Department

In 2015, Indiana County was selected to participate in the WalkWorks program. The program is a collaboration between the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to increase opportunities for physical activity across Indiana County. Through this grant-funded program, planners work with local communities to identify community-based walking routes and form sustainable walking groups that will enhance and expand active transportation, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of county residents.

We would like to invite IUP students, employees, and faculty to our Kick-off Event on Wednesday, June 29, at 6:00 p.m. at IRMC Park.

Individuals can come and learn more about the program and meet a few of the group leaders. We will also be walking a two-mile course, and individuals can join us or simply enjoy the festivities. The walking group will meet each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. to walk the designated course together. Group leaders will provide motivation and information on other healthy options and opportunities for the group.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania WallWorks website or the Indiana County WalkWorks Program, or feel free to contact Leslie Stenger at las@iup.edu.