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Walk, Run, Roll

comed_ed_walk_run_rollWalk, Run, Roll – held by West Des Moines Community Schools Wellness program, an annual event, will take place rain or shine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, 625 South 35th Street, West Des Moines. Registration starts at 4 p.m. and the action begins at 4:30 p.m. The event started in 2000 and has around 400 participants.

Walk, Run, Roll is a family wellness event for WDMCS employees. Participants can choose to walk, run or roll (skateboard, roller skate, or ride a bike) a two mile, five mile, or ten mile course around the city school campus. Once the walking, running or rolling is over, dinner is provided and door prizes are given away.

Individual sites are encouraged to wear costumes or matching attire and to walk as a team. A friendly competition between sites takes place and awards for the greatest percentage of participation, and best team unity and costumes are given.

Gabe Carlson, the district’s Wellness Specialist plans and implements the wellness event.