Llano Memorial Healthcare System (LMHS) and Scott & White are hosting the first Llano Not So Fun Run on Saturday, February 6 at Badu Park in Llano. "The idea for LMHS to hold a fun run came as a result of the employee wellness initiative kicked off last summer," according to Mary Rhodes, LMHS Community Relations.. "We had so many people realize the benefit of increased activity levels; especially the health benefit that can come from walking not to mention jogging or running, that we thought it was time for the health system to sponsor its own walk/run."
The run, which will be an annual event in conjunction with February being American Heart Month, offers an opportunity for walkers/runners in the 1 mile, 5K and 10K categories. According to run organizer, Colette Todd, the name "Llano’s Not So Fun Run" comes from the hills and inclines participants will face along the way.
Rhodes said "We designed the event to appeal to walkers and runners alike, along with distances ranging from a 1 mile category to the 5K walk/run upward to a 10K run which would appeal to a more seasoned participant." The cost of early registration which assures the participant of a run tee-shirt is $20; with kids 12 and under at $10. "We even offer a discount on registration for groups of three or more. In those cases registration costs $10 per individual."
For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Mary Rhodes, LMHS Community Relations at 325 247-7824 or go to www.llanomemorial.org and follow the Llano’s Not So Fun Run link.