The Cherokee Nation Public Health division is sponsoring a community walking/running group in Muldrow.
Area residents are welcome to participate in the group, which will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. from Aug. 13 through Oct. 31 at the Muldrow City Park.
The group is an effort to promote better health, said Mary Owl, Cherokee Nation public health educator. The goal is to walk at least two miles, Owl said. The original goal for the group was to build up to a 5K (3.1 miles), but with the summer heat in full force, organizers chose to shorten the walking/running distance.
Owl said the group is free to anyone, and you don’t have to be Native American to participate. Owl pointed out that for safety reasons, children under age 15 must have an adult with them to participate.
Participants are eligible for small incentives, such as pedometers and other devices, Owl said.
For more information, contact Owl at (918) 774-1400, extension 1560.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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