Do you enjoy running? Walking? Or biking? How about nature? Why not combine all three? The Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana and the Lake Area Runners has teamed up to create the Lake Area’s first Trail Running Group for the community. The official name for the group is the Trail Blazers. The group will run/walk at Sam Houston Jones State Park located at 107 Sutherland Rd in Moss Bluff, La 70611 every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. beginning September 13, 2015. The community is invited and encouraged to participate. “Being in nature is good for you” says Partnership Coordinator Danielle Edwards, “getting exercise is not only good for your heart; it produces natural endorphins that leave you feeling happier and calmer.
Trail running has seen exponential growth across the U.S. in recent years, and is poised to become one of the most popular outdoor active pursuits in the United States. This is true for both new and experienced runners, “trail running offers a number of benefits that can help you enjoy your running more, protect yourself from injuries, and even improve your race times on the roads and on the track.” Says John O’Donnell, President of the Lake Area Runners. For more information, please call the Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana at 478-4822, Ext 16 or go to healthierswla.com.