The City of LaPorte, in partnership with the LaPorte County Family YMCA and IU Health LaPorte Hospital, will be marking the inaugural Fitness Friday on March 30th, at 4:00 p.m. CT.
Everyone in the city is invited to join in a 5k run or walk every Friday afternoon until September with Mayor Blair Milo. Milo says this is part of an effort to provide positive community events that brings people out into the city to “enjoy some fun and fellowship together” while also promoting healthy lifestyle choices. She says that shorter distances will be marked as well, and everyone is invited to participate at whatever level they are comfortable.
According to Milo, engaging in fitness activities at any level helps to promote a higher quality of life and decreases the costs of healthcare. She says many local businesses and school teachers have created their own incentives for participating, and have begun forming their own teams as well.
For any additional information, contact Mayor Milo at (219) 362-8220.