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Second Annual Wellness Fun Run


July 04, 2016
Monday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - It’s been said there’s nothing to do in Ketchikan for young people. The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition aims to prove that misconception incorrect by hosting a free Fun Run for kids and youth on July 9th at Ward Lake.

“We wanted to make this an event for families to enjoy together,” said Race Organizer and Ketchikan Wellness Coalition Board Member Diane Gubatayao.

Registration for the Second Annual Wellness Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ward Lake Shelters and the One-Mile Run/Walk starts at 10 a.m. followed by the 5k at 11 a.m. Both events will be timed, The event is free for kids and adults can participate in either race for $10. All proceeds benefit KWC’s substance abuse and tobacco prevention programs. Information previously printed in the Borough’s Activity Guide has incorrect start times and fees.

“We want teens and kids to know that they have a myriad of opportunities to enjoy life with their families and create their own futures here in Ketchikan and beyond,” said KWC Executive Director Kevin Gadsey. “That’s much more important to the task forces of the KWC than fundraising. That’s why we lowered the entry fee for adults and removed it for youth this year.”

Additionally, children and youth will receive free promotional items (backpack, insulated lunch bag, hackey sack, and/or lighted wrist strap) promoting wellness and drug-free living. Children and youth will be encouraged to grab a crayon, marker, or sticker at the art/activity table and draw up the theme for next year’s Wellness Fun Run age-appropriate prizes will be given for the best submissions.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ketchikan Wellness Coalition


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