After two years of virtual events, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) hosted its 21st Annual Walk for Wellness and 5K Fun Run in-person on May 21, 2022, at Route 66 Park at Lake Overholser.
This event’s goal is to encourage the community to exercise and spread awareness of the importance of health and wellness among American Indians.
According to Indian Health Service, American Indians born today have a life expectancy 5.5 years less than other ethnicities. Regular physical activity can prevent some chronic diseases and help people to live healthier lives. The Walk for Wellness and 5K Fun Run event is designed to promote healthy living and bring the community together.
OKCIC Walk for Wellness and health fair was free to the public and almost 130 people were in attendance. The 5K Fun Run was for participants who were seeking a greater challenge and almost 50 people entered. First place male and female runners received a special gift upon completion.
Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in you can find activities, like the annual Walk for Wellness, that works for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active.
Many thanks go out to OKCIC’s friends, patients and community partners who supported the event.
You can participate in the upcoming 22nd Annual Walk for Wellness and 5K Fun Run on May 20, 2023, hosted by OKCIC at Route 66 Park at Lake Overholser. The event is open to patients and non-patients. The Walk for Wellness and health fair is free, but the 5K Fun Run is $30. Look for more details by clicking this link.