New Route announced for FitFest
May 12, 2011
For the first time in the 20+year history of FitFest, the walking route will stay entirely on the hospital campus, thanks to the new availability of walking paths.
The event, presented by the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Kishwaukee Corporate Health and Kishwaukee Community Hospital, celebrates National Employee Health and Fitness Day and will be held Wednesday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. The event is for the entire family and strollers are welcome. B-95 WDKB-FM will be broadcasting live from the site.
The start line and registration will be on the grassy area along Health Services Drive by the Y’s back parking lot of. Parking will be available at the Y, at the Kishwaukee Professional Building on Health Services Drive or at the new Cancer Center.
Walkers will go west toward the new path around the old hospital site. One lap around and back to the Y parking lot is just short of one mile. Those who want a little longer challenge can continue on to the Healing Garden Walking Path around the new Cancer Center. The Healing Garden Walking Path is just under one-quarter mile. In case of rain, FitFest will be held at the Y.
Registration fee for FitFest is $7 and can be paid in advance at the Y or at the event. Sign-up can also be done at FitFest. A registration form can be downloaded at www.kishymca.org. A limited number of FitFest t-shirts will be given to participants. If the supply runs out, anyone who does not receive a shirt the day of the event, may get one at the Y at a later date.
For information, call the Y at (815)756-9577.Share |