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 www.multicare.org/summersendrun.

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.”

More in News

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

More roads in Covington, Maple Valley could see snow plows

Council works on plan to include more snow plow options for south King County

Choices lay ahead for Covington voters

Local races, county and state proposals line the ballot

The search for a superintendent is on

Tahoma tries to stabilize after abrupt resignation

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Proactive steps to affordable housing

The city of Covington looks at future issues and finds current solutions

Council adopts higher impact fees for schools

Covington City Council talks impact fees, property taxes and the budget

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Most Read