Spring Runoff 5k and Health Fair well attended on a rainy Saturday

Under overcast skies with intermittent rain, the Spring Runoff 5K was perhaps the most well attended event at this years health fair. 325 people registered to walk and run along the newly opened South Pathway bordering the elk refuge. Meanwhile, inside the Teton County Recreation Center booth set up began at 7AM. The doors opened to attendees at 9AM. The coffee, food, and booths were ready. As you entered the Recreation Center the lobby had been transformed into a food service area, while the basketball court flooring had been covered with plastic. An array of tables lined the perimeter and interior of the space displaying information of all types. [image: 06f7163b-cb47-4b0c-8358-fff192dbc1e4.jpg] The diversity of informational booths was representative of the community. Polarized views were on display as both Planned Parenthood and The Pregnancy Crisis center had booths. Planned Parenthood’s booth focused on STD education and free condoms, while the Pregnancy Crisis Center’s booth displayed doll like fetuses at different stages of pregnancy. The Prevention Management Organization Of Wyoming gave away gun locks at their booth while encouraging their visitors to attend a free one hour training on suicide prevention. [image: 87935a84-fc39-4681-a973-9875aa1bb076.jpg] Many attendees seemed to be enjoying the booths offering free massages. Eleonora Djurdjic, had a line at her massage table the entire event, as did the booth offering free hand massage utilizing essential oils. Ann Walsh, wellness advocate referred to the essentials oils used as, “natures first medicine.” The attendees differed in their interests with some registering for raffle items, gathering freebies and heading out while others socialized and were interested in spending more time at the booths. Two of the valley’s naturopathic physicians, Dr. McKenzie Steiner and Dr. Monique Lai were scoping out the booths and spent time learning about a new business, Teton Healthy Home that is offering a health and safety check up for people’s homes. *h/t Vickie Memmer / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #memmer #news