Healthy Cities Illawarra in Partnership with Lake Illawarra PCYC will be running a community walking event in the month of May.
The event is Lake 5 X 5. It is envisaged that this will become an annual event focused on improved wellbeing.
The Lake 5 x 5 event is designed to bring about long term health benefits for members of the northeast precinct of Shellharbour City.
This event will encourage individuals with low levels of physical activity to improve their lifestyle through healthy activity. The 5 x 5 is a social event which will support people to walk 5kms (or a distance that individuals feel comfortable completing) once a week over a 5 week period.
Healthy Cities Illawarra with Lake Illawarra PCYC, along with other interested agencies, services and community groups will be working together to bring about positive change to the community whilst working to prevent the onset of disease. Some of the benefits include:
- an event that supports individuals at all levels of fitness
- provision of a safe and friendly opportunity to be active
- community building
- a reduction in social isolation
- weight control
- a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer risk
- stronger bones and muscles
- improved mental health and wellbeing
This event is also designed to increase wellbeing and strengthen connectivity in the Lake Illawarra, Warilla, Mount Warrigal & Barrack Heights area in a fun, friendly and physical way. The social aspect of this event is a key motivator for participants and the long-term aim is to encourage ongoing healthy walking habits by providing the platform for the establishment of independent walking groups in the area.
If you, your agency, service or group would like to be involved in the event through the steering/working group please contact either Brian Pember or Megan Lee at the details below.
Event Dates: Wednesday 3 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017
For further information please contact
Brian Pember (Healthy Cities Illawarra)
Emily Francis (Healthy Cities Illawarra Volunteer)
Megan Lee (Lake Illawarra PCYC)