Fun run aims to bring ‘health equity’

The 12th annual Outpatient Physical Therapy Summer’s End Fun Run hosted in Covington

Want a way to support local health initiatives and explore one of Covington’s new parks? Then head to the 12th annual Outpatient Physical Therapy Summer’s End Fun Run.

The Outpatient Physical Therapy Summer’s End Fun Run will start and finish at the new Covington Community Park this summer, according to an event press release. The 5K and junior 2K event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Covington Community Park. The junior 2K will take place at 9:30 a.m.

The new route features a relatively flat course through Covington neighborhoods, trails and the park, the press release stated. After the race, participants can enjoy a family-focused atmosphere including music, a farmers market, vendor booths and much more.

Proceeds from the Summer’s End Fun Run benefit MultiCare’s Center for Health Equity and Wellness, which promotes the health and wellness of the community by helping individuals make healthy choices.

The Summer’s End Fun Run is part of the sixth annual South King Challenge, which consists of four run/walk events (Bear Run, Kent Cornucopia Days, Park Run and the Summer’s End Fun Run). The South King Challenge requires participation in three out of four events, the press release stated. At the conclusion of the Summer’s End Fun Run, participants will receive recognition, a finisher’s medal and their name will be placed into a drawing for prizes.

For more information and to register for the Summer’s End Fun Run, please visit

About MultiCare’s Center for Health Equity and Wellness

“We are committed to addressing health disparities in the community to improve health outcomes,” the press release stated. “We take our role in the community very seriously, as a not-for-profit health care organization, we provide vital health and wellness services to individuals and families from all walks of life, and our mission, Partnering for Healing and a Healthy Future, goes well beyond our commitment to medicine.”