On Thursday, June 9th, over 165 children and adults walked and ran the free Rock the Mock 5k community race at Claremore Lake. The event celebrated the finish of the spring 2016 couch to 5k RoCo Fit program and invited Rogers County residents and surrounding communities. This program is in its 6th year of success in Rogers County and continues to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles.
A one mile fun run/walk and a 5k run/walk were offered to accommodate all levels of fitness. All ages walked or ran the course through Claremore Lake trail, and passed music stations along the way playing song favorites from all the decades, with many participants and mentors dressed up in their favorite decade regalia. Many were seen breaking out their dance steps when passing the stations.
Chameleon Sounds and Tatur Racing started/finished the race and made regular announcements of finishers coming in and played music to keep everyone excited and cheering up till the last finisher crossed the line. They graciously donated their time and equipment to add festivity and fun to this event. Many volunteer RoCo Fit mentors and participants donated their time and supplies. Rogers County Health Department also provided fruit and supplies. Healthy Community Partnership/Volunteers for Youth’s Growing the Good provided pre-race activities and t-shirts for the kids as well as medals for all participants. It was truly a fun, free family event!
RoCo Fit will continue providing free opportunities to walk and run for all fitness levels twice a year in Rogers County. MaCo Fit (Mayes Co.) and FLOWCo (Washington Co) are modeled after this program and will continue offering the same. The mentored fitness program will begin again in fall for 12 weeks. Each session includes a progressive schedule to allow participants to improve their fitness and health safely and slowly. Educational clinics are offered and presented by professionals covering nutrition, form, gear, safety, injury prevention and strength/cross training. Both sessions host free Mock 5Ks open to the public at the end of each session. This is a healthy lifestyle program with dedicated and giving volunteer mentors. Fall session registration is open and workouts begin August 11th. Watch for details on Facebook and register on www.rocofit.org. For questions please contact Renetta Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-341-3166.