9th Ward 5K Run/Walk and Family Health Fair

5K Run/Walk

The Movin’ for LIFE 9th Ward 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 8am to 12pm,
at Oliver Bush Playground & Park, 2500 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.

Click here to view the full photo gallery of more than 900 photos, FREE to download, from the run/walk on Sept. 9!

Event details:
The Treme Brass Band will kick off the race day festivities, Tekrema Center will lead the warm-up, Doc Eric Griggs will serve as the event MC, and DJ Frost from the L9 House of Music will keep the music going post-race. Fats Domino will be honored with the Movin’ for LIFE Spirit of Community Award. On the race day, on-site registration and packet pickup will be 8am to 8:45am. The race starts at 9am.

Registration is FREE! Click here to register. Make sure to click the button “Sign In As A Guest” if you don’t already have an account with the Athlinks or Chronotrack race registration systems. If you’re signing up as a family, make sure each family member registers separately.

Registration packets can be picked up at the following days and locations:
On the morning of the race, 8am-8:45am, at Oliver Bush Playground & Park, 2500 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117
At the Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center, 1616 Caffin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
– Thursday, September 7, from 10am-2pm and 5-7pm
– Friday, September 8, 2017, from 10am-2pm
*Registration is also available at the Sanchez Center at the packet pick-up times above.

Here’s the race route, starting and ending at Oliver Bush Playground & Park, 2500 Caffin Ave.:

We’re in need of volunteers to help with the race-day activities: registration, water, food, and information tables. Want to help? Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/VqwqttL
2. Review the options listed and choose the spot you like.
3. Sign up by providing your email address, phone number, and Tshirt size. You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
4. Remember to click the “Save” button at the top or bottom of the page once you have picked your spot.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address or phone number with anyone. If you prefer not to give your email address or phone number, please contact Megan Knapp at mknapp3@tulane.edu or 504-988-7410, and she can sign you up manually.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners: Audubon Nature Institute Bike Easy, Caffin Avenue International Seventh-day Adventist Church, Doc Griggs, Good 2 Go Fresh Food Stops, Junior League of New Orleans, Martin Luther King Library, New Orleans Council on Aging, Tekrema Center for Art and Culture, Trader Joe’s, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Sankofa, Xavier Health and Wellness Center, and 504HealthNet.

Family Health Fair

Thanks to all who attended and supported the Movin’ for LIFE 9th Ward Family Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 10am to 3pm,
at St. Mary of the Angels Church Gym, 3501 N. Miro St., New Orleans, LA 70117. Admission is FREE! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The fair included food, games, activities, music, dancing and prizes – including a bike!

Sponsors and partners: AmeriHealth Caritas, Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association, Baptist Community Health Services, Baptist Community Ministries, Caffin Avenue International Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fresh Food Stop/Healthy Corner Store Collaborative, Global Green/Jeff Sopak, LSU AgCenter, Martin Luther King Library, Sankofa, Xavier University Health and Wellness Center, and 504HealthNet.

Movin’ for LIFE (Lasting Improvements for Fitness and Energy) is a community-engaged health promotion program of the Tulane Prevention Research Center. The Tulane PRC is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, under cooperative agreement #U48-DP-005050.