Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
$12 for Entry in the Race to Your Health! 5K (Up to $25 Value)
On Saturday, October 6, runners and walkers will converge to complete the Race to Your Health! 5K walk and run. The run starts at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:05 a.m. Proceeds from the race benefit The Living Well Foundation, which hosts a series of camps for children to promote living an active and healthy lifestyle. Each participant receives a T-shirt, and awards are granted to the top finishers.
The Living Well Foundation is running this deal in celebration of Arnold Day, which honors the city's 40 years of growth and prosperity. The celebration begins with a citywide real-estate open house on Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9, from noon to 4 p.m., featuring homes for sale in the Arnold area. For more information, contact the Arnold Chamber of Commerce or call 636-296-1910. The celebration continues with the Arnold Days Festival Golf Tournament on September 8 at 8:30 p.m. You may register by calling 636-296-GOLF. The festivities roll on during the weekend of September 14, starting Friday with carnival rides and live music and continuing Saturday with a free children’s fishing tournament and crafts, a classic car show, a hot-dog-eating contest, and a huge fireworks display to culminate the 40th-anniversary celebration. Watch the parade on Sunday at 1 p.m. along Jeffco Boulevard and then head to Arnold City Park for the nationally recognized talent competition The Texaco Country Showdown, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Click here and check the "Tourism" tab or call 636-282-2380 for more information.
Living Well Village
While childhood obesity is a topic that receives widespread attention, registered nurse Jean Huelsing uncovered a facet of the issue that many have overlooked: some of the very "fat camps" designed to help overweight kids slim down were actually part of the problem. She takes issue with these camps’ short-term approach, as they rely on fast-acting diets rather than instilling healthier lifestyle habits. Striving to succeed where other camps failed, Jean started Camp Jump Start in 2003 and, just three years and a score of happy campers later, founded The Living Well Foundation to extend the reach of her holistic-wellness principles.
The organization now hosts a wide range of camps for adults and children alike. They’re held at Living Well Village, which occupies 250 acres in the woods, where campers can develop a love for active pastimes through outdoor activities, such as navigating ropes courses, fishing, and juggling beavers.