ADAPTIVE RUNNING PROGRAM
The be.well Spring Adaptive Running Program in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Fleet Feet, and Cincinnati Parks wrapped up over the weekend of August 1 with a virtual race. Participants and their families completed the 5K course at Smale Riverfront Park independently and were rewarded with medals, popsicles, and cheering from volunteers and staff. Many of the program participants set personal records on race weekend such as “first 5K” and “fastest race time”!
Thirty participants with childhood-onset disability completed the 10-week hybrid virtual program. They were supported by an army of 52 volunteers that included therapists, university students, and running pacers from Fleet Feet. The program included: weekly cartoon training videos made by Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Parks Foundation staff, zoom meetings to build friendship among participants, free running shoes, and more.
PARKS ARE THE PRESCRIPTION: PARKSRX
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (CPF) joined the be.well list of partners by sponsoring the program in Cincinnati Parks. Part of CPF’s mission is to activate park spaces through engaged programming. This partnership is helping to meet the health goals of the Cincinnati community through the healing power of parks.
Park Prescription programs (ParksRx) involve health providers “prescribing” patients time in nature to improve their health and well-being. The be.well program is producing compelling, positive clinical outcomes that have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and captured the attention of every news outlet in the tri-state area.
FALL BE.WELL PROGRAM OPENS SOON
Details on the fall session of the be.well program will be released soon! Keep an eye on our social media accounts and eNewsletter for special announcements about this program and more! Do you know someone with a childhood-onset disability? Tell them about our program and join the be.well team!