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Kick-Off Dublin's 'Wellness Challenge' with the Shamrock 5K Fun Run

The challenge will start on March 17 with the fun run and will end on May 30

Information from the City of Dublin:

The City of Dublin is partnering with ValleyCare Health System and Kaiser Permanente to create a program that motivates, educates, and empowers residents to achieve optimal health through a customized wellness challenge. From March 17 through May 25, 2013, the City of Dublin will be offering a “10 Week Wellness Challenge.” By bringing together teams of friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers, Live Healthy Dublin will help to create a lifestyle of healthy habits, physical activity, improved nutrition, and weight loss.

Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti said, “The Wellness Challenge is part of the Dublin City Council’s initiative to increase the health and quality of life for all Dublin residents. It’s a great way for people to join together in meeting mutually-beneficial goals.”

The City of Dublin’s 10 Week Challenge will be a team-centered physical activity and educational program that will assist the participant and teammates in making positive changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle. The participants register online and receive the following resources and items to make staying motivated easy:

• A Live Healthy training t-shirt
• Unlimited access to the online resource center, which includes training and nutrition software
• Coupons, plus activity, nutrition, and recipe tips via email
• Personalized online tracking page and journal
• A one-year subscription to a national lifestyle magazine
• Educational sessions and fitness activities

The program will kick-off during the City of Dublin’s “Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk” on Sunday, March 17, and will feature a celebratory wrap-up event for team participants at the Dublin Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 30.

The cost to participate is $5 for the first 250 registrants. After that, the price increases to $20 per participant. Teams will be made up of 2-10 people, and will be categorized as to their level of activity (beginner, intermediate, or advanced); their affiliation (business, school, or friends and family); and main goal (weight loss or increased physical fitness activity). Teams will then compete against other teams from like categories, and can win the challenge based on how many team members achieve their goals.
For more information, go to: www.livehealthydublin.com or contact Dublin Parks and Community Services at (925) 556-4500.

Are you doing the fun run? Have you run it on the past? Tell us in the comments section below.

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