San Fernando Valley residents are invited to race/run/walk the 1 mile on Maclay Street in San Fernando City on Saturday, October 29, as part of an event organized in part by California State University, Northridge Fitness Center 3 Ways to encourage personalized health care and fitness.
The San Fernando Valley Mile Festival and Día De Los Muertos are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Maclay Street.
Stephen Lowe, CSUN Professor of Kinesiology, founder of 3 Wins, said the student-led health coaching and nutritional education program. “Sometimes the entry bar is too high – 5K might seem like a lot. But your mileage circus will show you where to start, and then your goal will be to do 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. Seeing people of different ages and different fitness levels Doing the same will show you what is possible.”
The racing component is scheduled to begin on the San Fernando Valley Mile at the corner of Maclay Street and 8The tenth Street at 8am, followed at 8:15am with a run/walk and at 8:45am with a family outing. The race/run/walk will culminate in the festival at Macneil and 2second abbreviation Streets. The festival will include food vendors, artisans, entertainment and the Dia de los Muertos altars.
3 Wins Fitness has partnered with the City of San Fernando and health care provider Anthem, Inc. , since February 2022 to provide free bilingual health and fitness classes every Saturday morning at El Cariso Community Regional Park in Sylmar to prepare kids through adults for a mile run. . Sessions focused on strength, cardiovascular, movement and flexibility training, with the goal of getting participants ready for the October 29 event.
“We wanted to make it possible for all families – from children to parents and grandparents – to participate,” Lowe said, adding that Saturday’s sessions are expected to end on October 22, the Saturday before the race.
Signing up for the San Fernando Valley Mile is $20 per person. Those 65 and over can register for free and all receive a unique Día de los Muertos medal and jersey. To register, click on the following link: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=13064.
Although the Saturday sessions are over, Lowe said 3 Wins currently offers free health and fitness classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Recreation Park in San Fernando.
“Someone’s fitness routine shouldn’t end on the San Fernando Valley Mile, it’s your start!” Lowe said. “We want to motivate them to continue with their routine and set their eyes on a new goal to maintain and improve their health.”
3 WINS FITNESS It started in 2011 as a project by a group from California State University, Northridge Kinesiology Students and faculty at College of Health and Human Development To provide health training and nutrition education to the community for free. Originally called 100 Citizens and recognized by the White House in 2013, the program operates in several underserved communities across Southern California.
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