The walk/run will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K Walk/Run at the Legacy Events, Center, 151 S. 1100 W., here.
Those registering the day of the event will be charged $5 more and can register between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Registration includes a moisture-wicking T-shirt. Refreshments will be provided.
“We invite everyone to take the first step to better health and participate in this Davis County Walks 5K event,” said Davis County Health Department Director Lewis Garrett.
“There are many benefits to walking. Research shows a 30 to 40 percent reduction in the risk of heart disease and 50 percent reduction in the risk for premature death,” he said.
“Walking is a great physical activity to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk for chronic disease including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes,” said Garrett. “Whether people join us on Aug. 20 to walk or run this easy and flat 5 kilometer course, they’ll have a good time doing something that is fun and healthy for them.”
There are overall and senior categories for the 1K event divided into male and female categories. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each category, says event organizer Jessica Hardcastle.
In addition, drawings will be held for other prizes to include all 5K participants.
A free Kids Fun Race will start at 8:30 a.m. The 1K route will be specially-marked and is a non-competitive course around the county fair area, with participation medals to be awarded to all participants.
Registration is also required. Registration forms are available at the Davis County Health Department, 22 S. State, Clearfield, or online at the Davis County Walks website www.daviscountyutha.gov/dcw. For more information, call 801-525-5050.