Pam and Nathan Heald want you to spend a day at the park.
The couple is organizing the first Rails to Trails Healthy Me Challenge Saturday.
Described as a family event for a healthier Columbus, the challenge will include a two mile walk/jog on the Rails to Trails Fall Line Trace and a health fair and concert at Cooper Creek Park.
Pam Heald said they decided to do the fundraiser after they heard that Rails to Trails, a bike and walking trail that begins downtown and ends on Psalmond Road, was opening soon.
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“We are trying to raise money for support of campus ministries around the world,” Heald said. They are asking for a donation of $20 per family.
Check-in for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the new park and ride across from Legacy Chevrolet on Manchester Expressway. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants can walk, jog or ride bikes, Heald said. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they are leashed.
Activities at Cooper Creek Park begin at 11 a.m. and will include a zumba class, football and soccer games and a raffle, as well as healthy food options for sale from vendors like Jason’s Deli and Chill Yogurt Cafe. The free concert will feature Garrett Lee, Tim Davis, Nadine Coker and Jenn Mozley.
Sara Pauff, 706-320-4469