Healthy Lubbock Day to Focus on Fitness and Fun with Amazing Race Obstacle Course

WHAT: Healthy Lubbock Day 2011. Hosted by the Healthy Lubbock Initiative, a program of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging, Lubbock Area Foundation and the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation. The Healthy Lubbock Initiative seeks to make Lubbock and its surrounding communities healthier place by motivating people to become more active and make good nutrition choices.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (June 4)

WHERE: Maxey Park, 4020 30th St. (30th Street and Oxford Avenue)

EVENT: Free health screenings including blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat, child and adult immunizations, as well as more than 30 vendors sharing information on health, fitness and nutrition. Interactive exercise demonstrations will include Lubbock’s Third Annual Largest Zumba class at 10:30 a.m.

Children’s activities will include Quick Start tennis, kids’ Zumba, a bicycle rodeo, Bodyworks’ Monster City — complete with climbing wall and spider climb. Community Health Center of Lubbock will provide child immunizations (shot record required). All activities are free.

This year’s events also will include the Healthy Lubbock Day Amazing Race obstacle course, separate races for families and adults where family and friends can compete against each other in a battle of fitness and wits for fun prizes.

At 11:30 a.m., the winners of the community-wide Healthy Lubbock Day Amazing Races will be announced to close the event.

For more information, contact Amy Crumley, TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging, at (806) 743-7821 or amy.m.crumley@ttuhsc.edu.

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