Belvedere Park, Decatur, GA- Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life in South DeKalb County, is hosting its 2nd annual FFAST 5K/1 Mile fun run/walk on Saturday, October 25th 2014 at Shoal Creek Park I, located at 3642 Glenwood Road, Decatur, GA 30032. FFAST stands for “Fit Families are Active, Safe & Thriving. The event is stroller-friendly and families are encouraged to run or walk together. Entry fees are discounted for multiple registrations within a family for up to four family members. Online registration is available at https://runsignup.com/ffast5k or on the PAHL website at www.PAHLGA.org.
The run/walk will start and finish at Shoal Creek Park I. The route winds through the lovely mid-century Belvedere Park neighborhood and has only short minor inclines. The race and the route are stroller and kid-friendly. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy some quality time together. DJ Topher will be spinning great tunes, there will be a KidZone and a variety of health-related exhibitors. International track star, Danielle Carruthers, will be lead the race warm-up. Drawings will be held for prizes and awards will be given to overall fastest runners and the top runners in each age category. Event t-shirts will be given to all 5K registrants.
There are few 5K events in South DeKalb. PAHL is excited to offer another opportunity for South DeKalb residents to get out and participate in a fun active living event. 5K events are a great way to get excited about running and beginner participants are encouraged to run/walk the 5K or the 1 mile Fun Run. It is simply inspiring to finish the route and be part of a community event. Knowing that you are going to be in a 5K event can also be a great motivation for training. And anyone can do it!
Be part of the PAHL MOVEment toward healthier communities. Register for the FFAST 5K/1 Mile fun run/walk at https://runsignup.com/ffast5k or on the PAHL website at www.PAHLGA.org, or call the PAHL office at (404) 996.6324. Lace up and get moving!
Belvedere Park, GA- Garden for All- “Planting seeds for a lifetime of wellness”.
Garden for All, an exciting garden education program for youth ages 6-12 years, will begin the summer session on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. The program runs for six Saturdays. Demand for the program is high and enrollment is limited to 12 participants so enroll now! Classes are held from 9:00am-10:30am. All Garden for All lessons are hands-on and taught in PAHL’s Healthy Belvedere Community Garden outdoor classroom. The community garden is located behind Peace Lutheran Church (1679 Columbia Drive, Decatur 30032).
Registration is OPEN until Tuesday May 27th. There is a $25 fee for the program which includes a Garden for All t-shirt, healthy snacks, water and all supplies. Contact Brandie Moore (Brandie@PAHLGA.org or 404.996.6324) to register a child.
Garden for All youth plant vegetables in raised beds at PAHL’s Healthy Belvedere Community Garden, they learn about beneficial insects and honey bees, about how plants use soil, sun and water to grow, and they learn about nutrition. All of the lessons are experienced through hands-on learning. Lessons are fun- see roots growing; experience a lady bug release at the garden; grow vegetables and learn how to maintain a garden; get to see, touch and smell a variety of herbs and learn their common uses; build a worm farm and learn how trash makes soil.
Interested adults are encouraged to volunteer to be “Garden Buddies”. Garden Buddies learn alongside the youth while helping the program facilitator guide youth through the lessons.
Garden for All is provided by Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), Inc. (formerly Healthy Belvedere Initiative).
About Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), Inc.
Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL) is a 501c3 not for profit organization that is a catalyst for joint community building efforts that promote healthy eating, active living and policy, systems and environmental change. PAHL is set to refine and expand the work of its predecessor, the Healthy Belvedere Initiative. The work is based in the knowledge that collaboration is a key to successful community building. Healthy eating, active living, and PSE change work are a powerfully synergistic triad that has the potential to create sustainable improvements in the quality of life for residents of the communities in South DeKalb and surrounding areas. PAHL’s mission is to improve the quality of life in South DeKalb County Georgia and surrounding communities by promoting healthy eating and active living.
For more information about Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), Inc., visit www.PAHLGA.org