ND CattleWomen promoting health, fitness and fun

Farm Forum

The North Dakota CattleWomen (NDCW) and its partners will showcase the heart-healthy benefits of beef during its fifth annual “Beefin’ It Up; Fuel for the Finish” 5K run/walk and 10K run on Oct. 1. This year’s event will again include a special race for the smallest of cowboys and cowgirls. The kids can participate in a half-mile run. For the folks who won’t find themselves near Mandan, the event also offers a unique virtual run which can be completed by the participant at any time during race week.

A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota. The Make-A-Wish organization grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. The North Dakota Chapter has been making wishes come true since 1985, and the NDCW are proud to support this organization with race proceeds.

The race is open to everyone from dedicated athletes to individuals who just want to get some heart-healthy exercise. High-quality, nutrient-dense protein, like beef, plays an important role in overall health and wellness. That is why the NDCW is pleased to sponsor this event and share its worthy message throughout the state.

In previous races, the NDCW used race proceeds to donate educational beef books to libraries across the state. After the 2015 race, the NDCW was able to purchase over 1,200 books for schools and libraries across the state in the 4-year history of the Beef Run.

Eating nutrient-dense beef as part of a balanced diet and being physically active can be part of the solution to maintaining a healthy weight and a growing body of evidence shows the nutrients in lean beef, such as protein, iron and B-vitamins, help maintain a healthy weight, build muscle and fuel physical activity.

Find more information about the “Beefin’ It Up; Fuel for the Finish” 5K run/walk and 10K run, at the event’s Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2cbLmW3.

Race Information

• Race day registration lasts from 8 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. at The Post, two miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806 on the west side of the highway. There will be parking available. The 10K run will begin approximately at 9:30 a.m. The 5K run will begin at 9:40 a.m. The 5K walk will begin at 9:50 a.m. with the kids run to follow starting approximately at 11:15 a.m. There will be a scavenger hunt and coloring pages to occupy the youngsters while their parents are participating in the run/walk. The kid run is for anyone 10 and under.

• The 5K/10K route will follow paved trails and roads from The Post along the beautiful Missouri River into Fort Lincoln State Park.

• The run/walk will be professionally chip timed by Competitive Timing with the race results available after the race has been completed at http://CompetitiveTiming.com.

Please contact Kathy Tokach with any questions at kattokach@gmail.com.