You are invited to a celebration!
This year marks the fifth Madison County Second Sunday event and, for the first time, it will include an entire weekend of fun physical activity, not just one afternoon.
Second Sunday began in 2008 as a way to battle obesity by encouraging physical activity.
It is appropriate the Madison County event is conducted at Battlefield Park. We still are fighting a battle, but this time our opponents are poor health habits and sedentary lifestyles.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, Blue Grass Army Depot will host two Second Sunday events, both beginning at 10 a.m.
The history walk will explore the beauty of Lake Buck’s Nature Trail and reveal some of the history of the Battle of Richmond.
The Rally for the Cure Golf Scramble is $35 and includes lunch. Call 859-779-6622 for details and to register.
You will need a driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration for all activities on the depot.
Sunday, Oct. 14, will begin with a Pink Boa Run/Walk at Blue Grass Army Depot at 7:30 a.m. Check-in begins at 6:45 a.m. It is free to participate. Donations will be accepted for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
At Battlefield Park from 2-4 p.m., you can sample of variety of physical activity opportunities.
Research shows most people aren’t active because they have not found a routine they enjoy.
During this part of the Second Sunday event you can run, walk or bike the trails. You may bring your own bike or borrow one from Mike’s Hike and Bike the day of the event.
Group exercise demonstrations will include Jazzercise, Zumba, Body Recall and martial arts.
There will be informational booths sponsored by health organizations and businesses, as well as lots of prizes and giveaways.
New activities this year will be geocaching, the Baby Buggy/Tricycle parade, a law enforcement fun ride and “Minute to Win It” games.
Mt. Zion Church also will be open for those who wish to take a break as they walk or ride over to the battlefield neighborhood.
Meijer is encouraging children to be active by sponsoring a $250 gift card for the school with the most student participation.
Everyone is invited to bring a healthy picnic lunch to enjoy before the festivities begin.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun weekend on the battlefield.
In case of bad weather, check the Madison County Extension Facebook page for cancellation information.
For more information on Second Sunday, call 859-623-4072.
Educational programs of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
You are invited to a celebration!
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