Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital plans Groundhog Day 5K on Feb. 5


WESTON — Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is planning the 4th Annual Groundhog Day 5K on Saturday, February 5 at the Hospital at 10 a.m.

Registration is $5 and can be done at www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=260774 or register in person that morning beginning at 9 a.m. There will be awards for top three male/female finishers.

For 14 years, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital coordinated the annual Weston 5K and before the pandemic, the Hospital had collaborated with local non-profits such as the American Cancer Society, Saint Patrick School, and the City of Weston to create a walk/run in each month of the year. The goal of the collaboration is to encourage the people of Lewis County and in West Virginia to get out and walk or run to become healthier.

“There are many reasons for residents to take up walking or running as a healthy habit. We are committed to helping area residents choose a healthier lifestyle and our walk/runs are a great way to start,” said Kevin Stalnaker, Chief Administrative Officer at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Walking provides a variety of benefits for people, and the walking rate has unfortunately fallen for Americans in the past few decades. Being consistent in one’s walking exercise routine is one of the most important factors in developing a healthy physical activity program. It is also a great way to lose weight, walking 20 extra minutes daily will, on average, burn off seven pounds of body fat per year.

To learn more about Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, visit StonewallJacksonHospital.com.

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