Members of the Langdon medical community have the perfect idea for a Father’s Day gift.
Why not take Dad for a walk? Or run or jog if you feel really ambitious?
And that will be something the entire family can feel good about, with the real gift being some better health.
There is a charity Father’s Day Run and Walk scheduled for June 18 at the Langdon Park, and participants have their choice of either a one kilometre, a 5-km or 10-km jaunt on a Sunday morning.
“We want it to be a family thing, so that’s why it’s a walk-run,” said organizer Colette Curkan, a registered nurse who works out of the Langdon Medical Clinic. “We want to engage the entire family for this event.
“We developed a walking group some time ago. It’s time to re-envigorate things and get things moving. What would be a fun next step? That’s how this walk and run came about.”
“We’re hoping that this is a stepping stone for some more active living.” The proceeds of the run will be jointly split between prostate cancer research and the Langdon Community Campus, where the organizers hope one day will house more facilities that promote active living.
The main goal is to promote healthy living though. The hope is that one participants get out and enjoy a June day they will get motivated to continue making exercise as part of their lifestyle.
Registration costs $48 for those aged 15-and-up, it’s $24 for kids aged seven to 14 and free for those under seven.
The event is sponsored by Langdon Medical Clinic, Langdon Family Dental and The DOC Personal Training, so that all the money for registration goes towards the charities.
Included along with the opportunity to run is a run kit complete with a shirt, water bottle and ice pack. To get a t-shirt though, participants must sign up before Friday, May 19 as printing can’t be guaranteed after that date.
There will also be a special gift in the kit to help promote future exercise.
“We will actually put pedometers in the run packs as well,” Curkan said. “It’s kind of a last-minute thing. We’re pulling it together with not a lot of time but it’s happening.”