La Porte County Family YMCA’s 5K/10K Run/Walk slated for March 22

2014-03-18T16:02:00Z La Porte County Family YMCA’s 5K/10K Run/Walk slated for March 22La Porte County Family YMCA
March 18, 2014 4:02 pm  • 

LAPORTE | On Saturday, March 22, the La Porte County Family YMCA is hosting a 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run to inspire people in Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas to keep their minds and bodies active this spring. The Y’s 5K/10K is a Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup Series race and will feature chip timing and awards for both events. The scenic course at Soldier’s Memorial Park in La Porte, Indiana motivates runners and walkers to reach their health and fitness goals while encouraging a strong sense of community interaction.

The YMCA’s 11th Annual 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run, aims to get more adults, teens and seniors moving, so they can keep up their exercise habits all spring and summer long – a critical part of a healthy living lifestyle. Research shows that incorporating physical exercise into a daily routine is a beneficial way to invest in your future health.

“As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, the 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run encourages the health and well-being of all who participate and fosters a sense of community runners and walkers can continue to share in the future,” said Cindy Berchem, CEO, La Porte County Family YMCA. “Our goal is to keep hosting events like this Run/Walk to help improve the health and happiness of all individuals in La Porte County and the surrounding areas for years to come.”

The La Porte County Family YMCA’s 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run takes place at Soldier’s Memorial Park on Saturday, March 22, 2014. To register, visit the La Porte Y branch located at 901 Michigan Ave., La Porte, Indiana or by visiting Registration is from 7:20 a.m. until 8:50 a.m. The 10K Run begins at 9:00 a.m. (CDT) and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:15 a.m. (CDT) and features both chip timing and awards for each event.

YMCA’s 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run is supported by IU Health La Porte Hospital who are also committed to encouraging adults, teens and seniors to lead a healthier lifestyle.

For more information, contact Dave Kasarda at (219) 325-9622 or visit

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