By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will host its 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run on March 17 at 8:30 a.m. to promote the fight against obesity and other health conditions. The 3.1-mile Walk/Run will take place on the ARMC campus and will include activities for adults and children.
The route interlaces through roads in the neighborhood adjacent to the hospital. The best method of registration is advanced online registration at www.arrowheadmedcenter.org. Participants who arrive at the event un-registered will be required to complete identification and liability paperwork before the Walk/Run. Day-of registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and no registration will be accepted after 8:15 a.m. (Please arrive early enough to find parking and get to the registration area.)
The Health Expo will include free basic health screenings (height, weight, BMI analysis, blood pressure, blood sugar monitoring and stroke risk assessment). Numerous booths will offer information, giveaways, and fun activities for the entire family. Free T-shirts will be offered while supplies last.
Regular physical activity can produce a variety of long-term health benefits for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The Walk/Run ties in with San Bernardino County’s Vision2BActive campaign to improve health and wellness in the county. Vision2BActive encourages residents to increase their physical activity and connects them to existing recreational programs and activities in their communities. For more on the #Vision2BActive campaign visit: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/vision2bactive/.
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center: ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates a regional burn center, level II trauma center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, five primary care centers including four family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. Follow ARMC on Twitter at @ArrowheadRMC and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arrowheadregional.