The Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill Partner to Promote Snow Hill Safe and Healthy Walk

Snow Hill, Md. (September 11, 2013) – Fall in to fitness this October and participate in the inaugural Snow Hill Safe and Healthy Walk to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2nd at Byrd Park on Market Street in Snow Hill. This is a FREE event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 participants will receive a free personal flashlight.
 
This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while getting some physical activity with friends, family, and other community residents.  Registration begins at 4:30p.m. and the 1.1 mile fun walk will begin at 5:00 p.m.  There will be a personal safety demonstration prior to the walk in recognition of Domestic Violence Prevention Month.   The health department will also provide information about healthy living including healthy eating, active and tobacco free living, diabetes prevention and personal safety.  
 
The health department will be available to register participants for the Just Walk program.  Just Walk is a free, self-directed, self-reported, incentive-based physical activity program that rewards participants for mileage of physical activity accumulated.  Participants can earn a sweatshirt, t-shirt, water bottle, and more.
 
Pre- registration for the Snow Hill Safe and Healthy Walk is encouraged and participants can register by calling 410-632-0056.  
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