Georgia Game Changers Running Company and Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant have partnered with the largest grassroots running organization in the country, the Road Runners Club of America, to promote the 9th Annual RUN@WORK Day on Sept. 19.
The goal of RUN@WORK Day is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work, during lunch, or immediately following work.
RUN@WORK Day also encourages companies to help employees schedule time for physical activity. Incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine can markedly improve one’s overall physical health.
"Promoting running and a healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone of Georgia Game Changers Running Company, since we opened just over two years ago," remarked Sandra Elliott, CEO of Game Changers "We encourage area employers and employees to plan and participate in local RUN@WORK Day events as part of the national movement to get people to incorporate exercise into their daily routines."
There will be a 2-mile run/walk or a 3.1 mile (5K) 6 , both of the runs starting and finishing at Georgia Game Changers and Jalapenos of Richmond Hill. Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant will offer special discounts for those who choose to dine at the restaurant following the event.
"The RRCA is excited to have Georgia Game Changers involved in our RUN@WORK Day series of events," commented Jean Knaack, executive director of the RRCA. "Participation in the 9th Annual RUN@WORK Day is an important step in raising awareness about the importance of daily physical activity. If adults can lead by example, if companies can encourage healthy living, then together we can combat the national inactivity crisis gripping our nation."
For more information about the RUN@WORK Day event, contact Georgia Game Changers Running Company, 661-6476.
BSA sporting clays shoot
The 17thannual Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Shoot is Saturday, Oct. 4 at Roberts Shooting Preserve at 6122 Highway 17 North in Egypt.
All outdoorsmen and women are invited to enter four-person teams. Sponsorships are also available starting at $150. The entry deadline is Sept. 30. For more information call the BSA Coastal Georgia Council at912-927-7272, ext. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RHATA seeking players
The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association (RHATA) is looking for players to join the league for the upcoming fall season. The RHATA is approved by both the USTA section and national office as a registered community tennis association. It offers both competitive play and a fun, relaxed atmosphere for all levels of player. The season starts Sept. 7 and runs on Sunday evenings through November. If you are interested in coming out and playing visit www.richmondhilltennis.com, or e-mail email@example.com.
Youth waterfowl season
Are you a youth hunter, 15 years of age or younger, looking for a waterfowl hunting opportunity? Wait no more! The application deadline for the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge’s annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt has been extended to Sept. 15. Savannah NWR will host the annual youth waterfowl hunt on three separate hunt days; Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13.
The hunt will be limited to a maximum of 12 youth hunters (two per blind) per day who will be selected by random drawing. A $5.00 application fee for each hunter is required at the time the application is submitted.
To learn more about the hunt visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Savannah/ or contact Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex office at 843-784-2468.
Bend the bar
Registration is under way for the Stewart-Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge, to be held at 4th IBCT Fitness Center on Sept. 20. The competition is open to men and women, who will compete in 12 weight classes. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to enter. Competition will follow United States Power-lifting Federation rules. Winners will be determined by weight classes. T-shirts will be given to each paying participant and prizes will be awarded in all weight classes. Entry fee is $15 per person until Sept. 15 and $20 per person after Sept. 15. For more information, call 912-435-9306.