As of Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Partnership for Healthy Communities (PHC), a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement.
All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash) for some fun and good times.
On April 2, the first walk will take place at the mouth of Grave’s Creek on the Salmon River. All walks will start at 9 a.m., registration to begin at 8:30 a.m. The remaining walks will take place every Saturday morning until the final walk May 21 on the grounds at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. The only week a walk will not be held during that time frame will be April 23. April 9, the walk is in Ferdinand, the 16th will be a tour of Greencreek, the 30th at Winchester, May 7 will be in Cottonwood with the assistance of the Cottonwood track team and May 14 will be in Keuterville stepping off from the Pub and Grub.
For each walk attended the participant can put in a ticket to win a Fitbit HR on the day of the final walk. Drawing results will be final. There is no charge to participate in the walks. On site at each walk the Cottonwood CRV (Community Response Vehicle) will be there for safety and support. Also available will be free health screenings for chronic disease performed by the PHC.
PHC includes Clearwater Human Needs Council, Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, Grangeville Human Needs Council, Idaho North Central Public Health District, Nimiipuu Health, Snake River Community Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and Syringa Hospital and Clinics.