Community Wellness 5K Fun Run-Walk to Be Held Oct. 1

Posted: 9/7/2011

Participants from last year's Community Wellness 5K Fun Run-Walk sprint on the bike paths in Brookings.Brookings Health System and the Brookings Hy-Vee will hold the second annual Community Wellness 5K Fun Run-Walk on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Brookings Hy-Vee parking lot.

Event registration will start at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9 a.m. All participants will be eligible for prizes and offered information on educational topics, including hydration, stretching, proper shoes, nutrition and injury treatment and prevention.

Cost for the event is $5. Children 16 years of age and younger may participate for free. People interested in participating may pick up a registration form at the Hy-Vee pharmacy or Brookings Health System, or they may register online at

For more information, contact Jesse Walsh at Brookings Health System, 696-9000.

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at