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Archives for October 2012

2012 Spooky Sprint

Heart of Hutch volunteers came out into the cold to help make this year’s Spooky Sprint a monster mash hit!  Thank you for those who came out to volunteer or race.  The Spooky Sprint maxed out registrations this year at 500 and are hoping to expand next year’s race even more!  This was great news for the REACH program, who benefits from all the registration proceeds, but also great for Hutchinson as the annual event gives us a great chance to get out, get active, and have fun.  Be sure to join us next year!

One more race to go for the Triple Crow

With the Spooky Sprint fast approaching as the last race of the Triple Crow Running Series, look below for the current standings.  Connect wholeheartedly and follow The Triple Crow Race Series on Facebook for training tips and more.  Good luck runners – and remember that everyone wins by participating in this wellness challenge!

 

 

 

 

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Hutchinson Area Mountain Bike Association and Heart of Hutch hosted Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Stahl’s Lake County Park on Saturday, October 6th.

Kids of all ages were able to explore the trails with guided tours by the Hutchinson Area Mountain Bike Association.  Different trails were available for different skill levels.  Heart of Hutch lent additional volunteers to the event and offered healthy snacks to refuel on energy.  Getting together for an active afternoon reminded us all while more time spent outside with family and friends is what Heart of Hutch is about!

Trails are working to be expanded at Stahl’s Lake County Park.  The best way to support our parks is use them – so get out and ride!!

Walk/Bike to School Day at Park Elementary

Heart of Hutch (a partnership with Hutchinson Area Health Care and McLeod Cty Public Health) hosted International Walk/Bike to School Day at Park Elementary on Wednesday, October 3.  International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.  Hutchinson was one of 4,260 schools across the country and one of 66 schools in the state of Minnesota to participate this year.

With support from the school district and the community, three main walking routes were mapped out and each led by a local leader.  Police Chief Dan Hatten, Mayor Steve Cook and Hutchinson Area Health Care CEO Steve Mulder guided children to school in the morning, while other adult volunteers were available in the afternoon.  ‘Park and Go’ locations along the walking routes enabled parents outside of the walking route areas to drop their kids off so the kids could hop on the walking school bus for the day.  Over 130 kids were greeted at school by the Hutch Tiger (the mascot of Hutchinson School District) and awarded a healthy treat to start their day. 

The event served as a kickoff to the Heart of Hutch’s mission of activating a walking school bus in our community.   Heart of Hutch is continuing to work with Park Elementary to implement a pedestrian safety curriculum before another series of walk/bike events in the spring.  

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National Walk/Bike to School Day at Park Elementary

Move Naturally – for kids

Heart of Hutch coordinated with Park Elementary to host National Walk and Bike to School Day.  With the help of 14 Heart of Hutch volunteers, kids enjoyed the fall weather, walking to and from school with designated adult leaders.  Wouldn’t it be great if every school day was like this?  That’s our hope.  With community support from you, we can make this happen!  Join the movement and get involved.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Check out the Tiger!  Join us at Stahl’s Park on Oct 6th from 2-4pm.