Created by the City of El Paso, Live Active El Paso is a citywide community movement promoting health and wellness by encouraging physical activity, improved nutrition, and strong mental health. | Photo courtesy City of El Paso
Live Active El Paso invites the community to live a healthier and more active lifestyle by taking part in free a citywide 3K Walk or Run Challenge at various City Parks.
“The purpose of the challenge is to get our community moving and making their health a priority,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “These events put together by Live Active El Paso and our partners are another resource the public can use to improve physical and mental health while enjoying our City parks.”
The Live Active El Paso challenge, starts this Saturday, June 26, at Veterans Park, 5301 Salem, and will take place the last Saturday of each month starting in June through September at different parks across the City.
Registration is not required to participate in the family-friendly challenge that is open to all ages.
Organizers say the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults perform moderate-intensity aerobic exercise such as a brisk walk a minimum of 30 minutes, five days per week, for a total of 2.5 hours a week, to reduce the risk of disease later in life.
The 3K Walk/Run Challenge will take place on the following dates and locations:
- Saturday, June 26 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Veterans Park
- Saturday, July 31 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Eastwood Park (Album Park)
- Saturday, August 28 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Memorial Park
- Saturday, September 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Westside Community Park
Residents who participate in all four (4) walk/run challenge events will receive a free Live Active El Paso T-shirt and other items (while supplies last).
Organizers add that various Live Active El Paso partners will have education booths during each event where visitors can receive additional information and resources on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
For more information, visit Live Active El Paso on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) or click here.