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The annual Point Douglas 5 & 10K Fun Run and community walk will be held on Saturday September 17, 2016. The route is very scenic in an area with significant history. Please see the EVENTS page for additional information.
The Point Douglas Fun Run is a fundraiser in support of the Street Feet Run Well running program and its PARTNERS The North Point Douglas Women’s Centre, Norquay Community Centre and Graffiti Art Programming.
There are numerous social, psychological and physical benefits of exercise. The Street Feet Run Well program will provide participants with weekly walks or runs led by volunteers.
Street Feet Run Well’s mission is to holistically promote health in an inclusive, caring and supportive environment. The goals of the program are to help participants increase self-esteem and self-efficacy through walking or running with the intent that this extends to other areas in their lives. The program will strive to help each participant be the best walker or runner that they can be, while having fun in a social environment that emphasizes equality and is non-judgmental.
“Compared with sedentary individuals, active persons are more likely to be better adjusted, to perform better on tests of cognitive functioning, to exhibit reduced cardiovascular responses to stress, and to report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression. … Studies have also documented significant improvement in psychological functioning. Exercise training reduces depression in healthy older men and in persons with cardiac disease or major depression. Exercise also improves self-confidence and self-esteem, attenuates cardiovascular and neurohumoral responses to mental stress, and reduces some type A behaviors.”
Source: American Heart Association, Inc.