Run the State Series encourages employees and family members to get out and get active

posted by Amber Brady on December 8, 2023 gary 5k participants

Three fun-filled events and many dedicated state of Indiana employees and their families combined to create a successful Run the State 5K & Health Fair Series.

Invest In Your Health Indiana, your employee wellness program, along with our partners at Anthem, hosted three 5K and health fair events throughout 2023 for employees and family members. These events encouraged state employees and their family members to make the commitment to get out & get moving and take advantage of the available health and wellness resources.

The first event took place at Logansport State Hospital, on Saturday, Sept. 23. The day started off with a 5K walk or run and was followed by a health fair. The health fair offered info-packed vendor booths, a vaccine clinic and exercise demonstrations. There was also plenty of family-friendly fun to be had with face painting and a bounce house for kids, and a farmer’s market. Click here to view the Logansport 5K results.

Next, the 2023 series traveled north to Marquette Park in Gary, IN, on Saturday, Oct. 14. Dozens of state employees and family members started the day with a 5K run or walk. A health fair followed with vendors on-hand to answer questions, and exercise demonstrations available. To add to the fun, a bounce house, face painter, and photo booth were set up. Click here to view the Gary 5K results.

The 2023 series ended in Madison, IN on Saturday, Oct. 21, with employees and family members kicking-off their weekend with a 5K at Clifty Falls State Park. Following the 5K, a health fair offered a vaccine clinic, exercise demos, and a variety of vendors with information and resources for state employees. A family fun zone offered a bounce house, face painting, a DJ, and other kid-friendly activities. Click here to view the Madison 5K results.

Stay tuned to for updates on future health & wellness initiatives!

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