The Run For Wellness Free 5k Run

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The Run for Wellness Free 5K run has been an ongoing event since 2011 created by the Houston Wellness Project. The organization was founded in response to the rising necessity for improving community access to wellness programing. The mission of The Houston Wellness Project is to strive to promote healthy lifestyle choices by educating people and communities on a culture of positive wellness education. The Run for Wellness Free 5K is the main event that assist in fulfilling the mission as it usually occurs three times a month in three different locations here in Houston. The 5K run is free event that encourages people of all ages to come out and participate in an event that promotes a healthy lifestyle. There are many sponsors that support the event and help it be free for the people. Some of those sponsors include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Marathon Foundation, Ramey & Schwaller, Houston Striders, and many more. Without their support and donations, plus the help of the volunteers, there is no way possible this event would be free for people to come out and enjoy. Furthermore, people participating in the event are free to donate as well, but it is not mandatory. Being that it was my first ever 5K event, I did not know what to expect when I arrived at George Bush Park. With that being said, the setup was very simple. There was a table in front of the course where runners gave their registration number and got their running bib. Once that was

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