GRAND PRAIRIE—The Get Fit GP wellness initiative presents a spring kickoff event featuring the first ever Get Fit GP 5K Run/Walk and “Chase the Chiefs” 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, March 29 – opening day at Grand Prairie Farmers Market.
During the 1-mile fun run at 8:15 a.m., participants of all ages can chase Police Chief Steve Dye and Fire Chief Robert Fite as a warm-up for the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. at Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.
Everyone is welcome to browse the free Get Fit GP health fair and experience Farmers Market opening day festivities 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The registration fee is $15 per person before March 22, which includes a T-shirt, or $20 per person if registering after March 22. For teams of 10 or more, the fee is $10 per person. Go to www.gptx.org/getfitgp for registration forms and to learn more about the School Challenge and Corporate Wellness Challenge for groups. Registration forms are also available at city of Grand Prairie recreation centers.
Proceeds from the Get Fit GP 5K Run/Walk and Chase the Chiefs 1-Mile Fun Run will benefit youth fitness programs in Grand Prairie.
Get Fit GP is a new citywide wellness initiative connecting residents to local resources for improving health through physical fitness and healthy food options. The Get Fit GP website, www.gptx.org/GetFitGP, features tools, tips and community resources encouraging residents to get up, get out and get fit. Get Fit GP community partners include American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Camp Gladiator, CareNow, ER at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie ISD, Medical Center Arlington, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Novo Nordisk, Parkland, Sam’s Club, Subway, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, UnitedHealthcare, and the YMCA.