Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Wayne HealthCare Challenge: The Get Moving Series.

Wayne Health Care and presenting sponsor Brethren Retirement Community are excited to announce the inaugural Wayne Healthcare challenge: “The Get Moving Series.” This series includes 14 of the running/walking events in Darke County. Our mission is to Promote Healthy Lifestyles through Community Involvement. We would like to increase participation at races throughout the county which will also increase support for our local charities. The series of 14 - 5k and 10k races benefiting Darke county charities will take place from March to December 2013. Runners and walkers will be competing for both participation prizes and a season long- points chase in consistent age groups through-out.

A season awards banquet will take place in January 2014 to crown the season victors.
Races include 5k races, 10k’s and trail runs.

How do you qualify for the race series? Just register for each race event that you are going to participate in. You will then automatically be entered as one of the series participants and your points will be calculated. There is no extra cost to participate in the series other than the individual race registration fee.

“Our goal is to provide quality races close to home for participants that will maximize the return to the local charities and give local runners an additional competition” said Roger Bowersock of Rocketship Sports Management.

Lace up those shoes and join The Get Moving Series. Registration for individual races opens soon at
Questions? email:

How it all started:

Did you know that the projected obesity rate in Ohio by 2030 is 59.8%!!! This increases an individual’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension and arthritis. The Wayne HealthCare Challenge is a wellness initiative formed in cooperation with local businesses and lifestyle interest groups to make our community healthier.

The Wayne HealthCare Challenge provides wellness events in area communities by providing teaching, physical activity opportunities, and encouragement. The goal is to spark cultural change, and introduce individuals and families to increased physical activity. Wayne HealthCare will also support individuals regarding healthy living through screenings, literature, demonstrations, and education.

The first phase of the Wayne HealthCare Challenge is the Get Moving Series.

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