The Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Berlin Parks Commission Partner to Promote Just Walk Berlin

 Snow Hill, Md. – Fall in to fitness this November and participate in the inaugural Just Walk Berlin event to be held on Saturday, November 17 at Stephen Decatur Park, Rt. 113 and Tripoli Street, Berlin.  

 

This is a FREE event is co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the town of Berlin Parks Commission.   The first 50 participants will receive a free Just Walk step counter. 

 

 

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while getting some physical activity with friends, family, and other community residents. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile fun walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.  The health department will be available to register participants for the Just Walk program and will provide free body composition testing, diabetes prevention information, and Quit Smoking Kits.  

 

 

 Just Walk is a free, self-directed, self-reported, incentive-based physical activity program that rewards participants for mileage of physical activity accumulated.  Participants can earn a sweatshirt, t-shirt, water bottle, and more.

 

Pre- registration for Just Walk Berlin is encouraged and participants can register by calling 410-632-0056.  

 

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