Pound the Pavement, set for Friday

Published 8:26 pm Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pound the Pavement is set and ready, for everyone to come out and enjoy an evening of fun and fitness. This event has something for everyone and hopes to motivate and encourage the citizens of Polk County and surrounding areas to move and exercise more.

Kelly Robbins and Felicia Hipp, certified trainers and instructors, will lead an obstacle course and a Zumba exercise class. Jordan Thompson will be the kickball coach, as well as Tim Hall with a kickboxing demonstration. There will also be a bouncy inflatables, set up for the kids.

The main event will be pounding the pavement of the track. There will be awards and medals given to the top three in each age category as well as to the person who walks or run the most laps of the track, during the evening. Unlike other organized races, this is a friendly, unofficial competition, between friends and neighbors, in hopes to make exercising fun and enjoyable. There will be free food available.

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This event will be held Friday May 17, 4-8 p.m. at Harmon Field in Tryon. Pound the Pavement is free and funded by the Polk County Community Foundation and the Healthy Polk County Grant.

– article submitted by David Staley