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Mayor's Health Initiative Team Partners with 'Get Healthy Texas Day' 

  5K/1 Mile Fun Runs to be held January 22 at Frisco Square

(January 18, 2011) For the City of Frisco, the New Year brings a new approach to promoting healthy habits!  On Saturday, January 22, Mayor Maher Maso will announce the first in a series of health initiatives prior to the start of the Get Healthy Texas 5K/1 mile fun run presented by CBS 11 & TXA 21.  

“I’ve never run a 5K before, but this Saturday will be a first step in achieving that goal,” said Mayor Maher Maso, who will be participating in the 1 mile fun run. “We’re proud to participate in Get Healthy Texas Day.  This is a great opportunity for folks to get educated about fitness opportunities in Frisco.  We’re also going to make an announcement about a new resource that will help residents celebrate fitness – with fun – right here at home.” 

The 5K/1 mile course will wind its way through Frisco Square, which is east of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street.   The one mile fun run starts at 8:15 a.m.  The 5K gets underway at approximately 8:40 a.m.  Online registration is available for $10 at www.gethealthytexas.tv. through today.  Walk-up registrations are welcome on Saturday morning.  Proceeds benefit Dallas Athletes Charities.

Following the 5K/1 mile runs, citizens are invited to make their way to FieldhouseUSA, 6155 Sports Village Road, where Get Healthy Texas Day continues from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Once at FieldhouseUSA, participants will enjoy free health screenings, including bone density, blood pressure and glucose/cholesterol screenings – plus sports and fitness activities, ranging from basketball and soccer to Zumba and family boot camps. All of the Get Healthy Texas events at FieldhouseUSA are free!

Special guest speakers will address topics such as weight loss, nutrition, and injury prevention. CBS 11 and TXA 21 news personalities including Karen Borta and Doug Dunbar will be there to join their news team colleagues for friendly ‘face offs’ in volleyball, basketball and dodgeball competitions. 

“We hope our residents will use this opportunity to get some exercise, get off a diet and on a lifestyle that promotes overall wellness for a lifetime,” said Mayor Maso.      

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