Wilson College has partnered with the largest grassroots running organization in the country, the Road Runners Club of America, to promote the seventh Annual RUN@WORK / RUN@SCHOOL Day on September 21st, 2012. Through this partnership, our organizations are working together to promote physical activity and healthy living within our community and around the country.
The Athletics Department is encouraging Wilson employees and students to schedule time for physical activity. Incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine can markedly improve one’s overall physical health. The goal of RUN@WORK/ RUN@SCHOOL Day is to encourage co-workers and students to get 30 minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work/school, during lunch, or immediately following work/school.
Wilson College is encouraging its students, faculty, and staff to walk 3 laps (1 mile) at the main campus green beginning at 12:00 p.m. Educational material promoting physical activity will be available at the start. Chambersburg residents and guests are welcome to join the Wilson College Community.
About the RRCA: Founded in 1958, the RRCA is the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States with over 1500 running club and event members representing 200,000 individual runners active in their running communities. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the development and growth of running clubs, running events, and supporting the common interests of recreational runners throughout the country at all stages in life. The RRCA actively promotes running as a healthy lifestyle and positive social activity and strives to provide quality programming that can be replicated throughout the country.