Hundreds of adults and children turned out for this year's very successful St. Joseph's Hospital Run/Walk on Saturday, January 24th. Presented in partnership with Hill Physicians and St. Joseph's Foundation, the 2015 5K Fun Run/Walk for Wellness helps build a Hybrid Suite for St. Joseph's Heart Center.
With numerous booths and health-related exhibits and information, the day started off right an enthusiastic spirit of participants eager to get started. From Seniors to children, the event was truly a family event with a focus on living healthy. Many parents pushed their little ones along the course in strollers, while others ran in teams to encourage each other to finish.
Once the fun run/walk started, kids seemed to lead the way for a short time with only enthusiasm that youth can bring. That was until the serious runners made it to the front of the pack and off everyone continued along the beautiful course in University Park near St. Joseph's Hospital.
There were many organizations such as Hill Physicians, McDonald's of San Joaquin County, Fleet Feet, Wells Fargo and many others that helped provide snacks and assistance for participants.
The race was a flat, double looping, 5km (3.1 mile) run/walk through University Park for people of all ages and fitness abilities. Over 500 runners and walkers enjoyed the event. In addition, there were many volunteers from different organizations plus many cheering students from the Health Care Academy of Stockton.
Proceeds from this year’s Run/Walk for Wellness will help build a Hybrid Suite for St. Joseph's Heart Center. Thanks to all that helped make this a wonderful event and enjoy the Caravan photos!