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KwanzaaFest 5K Walk/Run

Recognizing that everyone has a role in restoring Texas to better health (individuals, families, institutions, organizations, communities, and policy makers), KwanzaaFest continue to increase its focus on health and well-being through HealthFest and the addition of interactive targeted lifestyle programs.
As an extension of Kwanzaa’s HealthFest, a traditional portal for providing free health services through hundreds of health professionals, the KwanzaaFest Beat Obesity 5K Walk/Run was launched in 2006 to promote the importance of physical activity in preventing and reducing obesity. The alarming rise in childhood obesity, and the lack of physical activity in our youth, prompted the KwanzaaFest organizers to further maximize its efforts by creating the “1 Mile Kid’s Run” in 2007.
As the number of overweight and obese individuals continues to rise, the KwanzaaFest organizers understand that a more comprehensive program is necessary to prevent and control obesity, thus the birth of the KwanzaaFest “Beat Obesity” Healthy Lifestyles Program.

Beat Obesity 5K Walk/Run

This year’s Beat Obesity 5K Walk/Run will take place on Saturday morning, December . This is a remarkable occasion to inspire and be inspired by hundreds of individuals who are walking and/or running to increase awareness about the health related problems associated with obesity.
The Beat Obesity 5K Walk/Run engages people of all ages to run competitively or walk 3.1 miles at their own pace through the historic grounds of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
During the walk/run events, fitness experts conduct a warm-up/aerobic workout session and provide valuable information on the importance of healthy lifestyle habits to reduce and prevent obesity.

About Obesity

For the past 20 years, obesity has been on the rise. According to the National Center for Health Statistics in 2004, 30 percent of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older-over 60 million people-are obese. This increase is not limited to adults. The percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. Among children and teens aged 6-19 years, 16 percent (over 9 million young people) are considered overweight. As a result, these increases placed our community at risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and a variety of other diseases and illnesses. We are at a crisis level. Let's rise above crisis level together.
Please join us by walking and/or running as an individual or team on Saturday, December to beat obesity in our communities. These spectacular events will be filled with fun, entertainment, prizes, give-a-ways, and a post power breakfast.
Thank you in advance for your participation!