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Through making donations and by having a presence at the race, Black Flag Runners Society will be supporting Northwest Community Center’s “Flapjacks 5K” fund-raiser. The event will take place at Northwest Community Center’s Mel Anderson Bike Path, 1325 Johnston Ave., Rockford, at 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 26.
Black Flag Runners Society is a health and wellness program implemented by the Wabongo Leadership Council. The group’s signature “street runs” have brought a new energy to the community. By doing group walks/runs and workouts through the streets and in the neighborhoods of Rockford, Black Flag aims to accomplish the following:
1. Build a sense of community and strengthen networks by allowing people to engage in walking/running exercises in a social manner;
2. Make exercise and fitness more “normal” by walking/running and exercising in the city’s neighborhoods; and
3. Help members improve their own health and meet wellness goals.
The group will have a strong presence at the event, with 25 participants walking/running in the race. All Black Flag members will be available for questions and comments. Black Flag Founder and Vice President of The Wabongo Leadership Council Matthew Simpson said: “We love getting out into the community and are excited to be running in Northwest’s Flapjacks 5K fund-raiser on Oct. 26. We get to do our group run, and we’re supporting one of the community’s most storied institutions; that’s a win-win!”
Posted Oct. 22, 2014