Tour de Potsdam Wellness Walk/Run July 14
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 2:14 pm

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence Health Initiative hosts the 10th annual Tour de Potsdam Wellness Walk/Run Thursday, July 14, to open the Potsdam Summer Festival.

The 5K footrace is open to walkers and runners of all ages, individuals, families and organizations.

Proceeds support the Health Initiative’s PATH program of preventive health screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and percentage of body fat, along with limited follow-up care for uninsured residents who have a positive finding at the screening events and prescription assistance to help residents find out which programs they might qualify for.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each race division and age bracket. The first 100 registrants receive free t-shirts, and refreshments will be provided for all racers.

The Health Initiative’s Good 2 Go concession trailer will be on hand to offer healthy food for purchase. Also, during race registration, the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild and Potsdam Public Library will sponsor a StoryWalk event.

Race-day registration starts at 5 p.m. Walkers set out at 6 p.m., and runners at 6:30 p.m.

Registration forms are available at, or participants may register the day of the event. Cost is $20 prior to July 11 and $25 on race day. Kids 12 and under are free with a registered adult.

Entries must be received by June 27 to guarantee your t-shirt size choice. Call 261-4760, ext. 223 for more information.