Fitness & recreation: UPMC starts mall-walking program; Zelienople family cross country race
UPMC starts new Monroeville Mall walking program
UPMC East kicked off its Monroeville Mall-Walker Program on Wednesday.
The mall-walker program will feature monthly walking events from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Participants can register for the program at one of the walking events.
Walkers will have access to the mall from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturday,s and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. There are 1-mile and 1.5-mile loops through the lower and upper levels. In addition, participants will receive updates about monthly educational sessions in the mall food court.
The benefits of walking include weight management, sleep improvement and the reduction of risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
For details, visit www.upmc.com/media.
Saturday tourney open to parents, children
Parents and children can race each other in a competition this weekend in Zelienople.
The Get Fit Families Cross Country Championship Open Race will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Zelienople Community Park, with races slated to start at 11.
Participants can sign up for either a 1.86-mile or 3.7-mile cross country race. The race costs $20 for individuals and $50 for families of up to four people. Lunch and awards will follow the race.
For details, visit www.getfitfamilies.com.
2 opportunities to race on Thanksgiving Day
Two separate races on Thanksgiving will give runners a chance to pre-emptively burn off their turkey dinner calories.
The 23rd annual PNC YMCA Turkey Trot is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at PNC Park. The event offers three different race lengths: a 1-mile fun run/walk, a 5K and a 5-mile race. Parking is free for the first time and will be available at several lots near PNC Park.
Cost for the Turkey Trot is $15 for the 1-mile fun run/walk, $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 5-mile race. For details or to register, visit www.ymcapgh.org.
Cranberry will host its second annual Cranberry Turkey Chase 5K on Thanksgiving. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. in Graham Park, with the race set to begin at 9.
The Cranberry Turkey Chase costs $20 for participants.
For details or to register, visit senecavalleycc.com.
Women, girls invited to Fit to Inspire waddle
For those who would prefer to wait until the weekend to work off their Thanksgiving dinners, Fit to Inspire is hosting the Post-Thanksgiving Waddle for Women from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Franklin Regional school campus on School Road in Murrysville.
The walk-and-talk event will take participants around the winding roads of the Franklin Regional campus. Participants are encouraged to bring their mothers, sisters, daughters and friends.
The event is free, and the organization will raffle off a Fit to Inspire “goodie bag” that includes a T-shirt, water bottle and more.
For details, visit www.facebook.com/fittoinspire.
Library plans gentle yoga, nutrition classes
Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road, will hold gentle beginners yoga with an optional monthly nutrition class, taught by Linda Frost, at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday through March 1. No classes will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 28.
The cost is $5 per class.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a yoga strap, towel, pillow or blanket.
The monthly nutrition class following yoga will be: Supplements on Dec. 7; bone health on Jan. 4; raw foods and juicing on Feb. 1; and gluten-free, wheat-free on March 1. All classes start at 11 a.m.
The cost is $14 for both yoga and the nutrition class. The nutrition class only is $9.
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