Oak Ridge city and school officials will kick off Heart Health Month with a walk and hike at Haw Ridge Park on February 7.
Hike for Your Heart is a 4.2-mile walk with optional trail hiking included. It starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 7, and the public is invited. The walk and hike has been organized by the City of Oak Ridge Wellness Committee and Oak Ridge Coordinated School Health.
The walking path has varied elevations, a press release said. Walkers will leave the Haw Ridge parking area on Edgemoor Road promptly at 9 a.m. February 7.
Organizers urged participants to dress for the weather and noted that participation for everyone is at your own risk.
“The City of Oak Ridge Wellness Committee and Oak Ridge Coordinated School Health have teamed up together to provide healthy activities for city and school employees, while also promoting the wonderful greenways and recreational areas in and around Oak Ridge,” the press release said. “The committee welcomes participation from the community.”
In the event of extreme weather, please visit the city’s website at www.OakRidgeTN.gov for information regarding this activity. For more information about the hike, call Cindi Gordon at (865) 425-3559.