(Seguin) -- Whether it's one mile or 3.2 miles, local families are encouraged to head to the finish line during this year's annual Healthy Nut Run
. The event is part of this year's lineup of events for PecanFest/Heritage Days. The Kids' one mile run and 5K is scheduled for Saturday morning at Max Starcke Park.
Elizabeth Moore, physical education teacher at Koennecke Elementary School, says the Seguin ISD event has evolved to include other partners -- partners who all want to promote community health and wellness especially among school age children.
"We partnered with the Seguin Education Foundation and we also are doing it in conjunction with Pecan Fest Heritage Days that the city is sponsoring. So it's kind of all tied into that and the Seguin Education Foundation, they support our school, so the money that we do raise goes back to the school," said Moore.
Moore, who is also a member of the Seguin Education Foundation, says the group believes in overall wellness and encourages families to come out and tackle the 5K. She says although awards will be given for the top three times in the various age groups, the event is designed for all fitness levels.
"Other health and wellness events might be a little bit more difficult for people to do, but I think anybody could walk or jog. We even have some kids that are riding -- some smaller ones, that are riding bikes or we've even last year, we had one person in a wheel chair that they pushed. I think it's just something that anybody can come out and do. If they only want to do a one mile, run/walk, they can do that. If they want to do the whole 5K which is 3.2 miles, they can do that," said Moore.
Moore says although families can sign-up on the day of the event, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
"Online registration will go until Thursday at 4 p.m. After that, you can still register on site. We'll have registration at 8 a.m. that morning at Starcke Park at the big pavilion behind the baseball fields, by the walking trail. Students are $10 and that's early or late registration. Adults are $25. Early registration is until Thursday by 4 p.m. online. After that, it's $30. We want to see families out there exercising together. We want to see friends out there, community members, anybody and everybody out there. Late registration, packet pick up at eight o'clock and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.,' said Moore.
Sign-up for the Healthy Nut Run is available online. Click here
to signup by 4 p.m. on Thursday. The Healthy Nut Run gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Max Starcke Park.