Mayor’s Healthy Planet Healthy You Race & Wellness Festival

January 17th, 2015

     Today was the fourth annual Mayor’s Healthy Race & Festival in and starting from the Palm Springs Wellness Park. It’s a fund-raising activity that benefits the City’s commitment to health and reducing childhood obesity.

     I spent the first half of my day as a volunteer starting at 5:30 am this morning. My various tasks included stacking books on tables, assisting with setup of the golden arch under which the race started and finished, inspecting awards plaques, staffing the VIP booth and then the Volunteer Registration booth. The park was filled with individuals of all ages, including three sets of race participants (10 miler, 5k and 1k for children), entertainment, lots of free edibles, and many vendor booths. I found the entire experience an enjoyable activity.

     In the photos one is with Mayor Steve Pougnet (who ran the 10 mile course) and the other with Michele Mician, Sustainability Manager for the City of Palm Springs (and coordinator for the race and festival). In addition to directing the festival activities Michele also took time to run the 5k course. The runners paid entry fees but the Wellness Park festival activities were all free. That included the two photos displayed here.

Bond & Mayor Steve Pougnet - Mayor's Wellness Restival Bond & Michelle Mician - Mayor's Wellness Restival

     Here are links to pages with more information about the event.…/mayor-steve-pougnet-to-lead-…/…/4th-Annual-Ma…/event/24621/

     Should probably confess that my return home shortly before noon was immediately followed by an hour’s snooze.

Bond Shands
January 17, 2015
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