The 12th annual Strive Wellness run/walk event is Saturday, Aug. 22 during the Steele County Fair. The event is adding a 2-mile fitness walk this year.

Registration is open for the annual event, which raises money for the Owatonna Rotary Strive program. Go online to strive.owatonnarotaryclub.org to sign up. The fee is $25 through Aug. 19 and $30 on the day of the race. Participants receive a dry-fit t-shirt. Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each age category.

The Strive Wellness run/walk includes a 4-mile run through residential streets of Owatonna. Kids 400-meter and 800-meter runs take place on the Owatonna High School track. New in 2015 is a 2-mile fitness walk. The course is certified and chip-timed. It is a very flat course and begins and ends at Owatonna High School.

The schedule for Saturday, Aug. 22:

  • 7:30AM: race day registration/packet pick-up
  • 8:15AM: kids 400M / 800M run (must be 12 or younger)
  • 9AM: 4-mile run / 2-mile walk

The event is presented in a partnership between the Owatonna Rotary Club, Owatonna public schools, Steele County Free Fair and Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health.

 

Kids age 12 and under can run a 400 or 800 meter race on the high school track. Sign up on the day of the event. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media