A fitness event for all abilities in the community of Athabasca continues gaining traction.
More than 200 people ran, walked, strolled and rolled the trails for the 2017 Muskeg Creek Trail Run, organized by the Aspen Primary Care Network (PCN). A number of seniors from a local lodge walked a portion of the trail this year and PCN executive director Luke Brimmage attributes their participation to the PCN Fitness for Life Program – Forever Young. The PCN's exercise specialist works with the seniors twice a week to improve their activity levels. This year included an additional 50 plus participants who came out to watch the runners and enjoy the free pancake breakfast served up by Colin Piquette, MLA for Athabasca, Sturgeon and Redwater. The PCN takes the registration fees and puts them back into community programs including walking groups, Healthy Youth, Community Yoga, Youth Run Club and more. The run also promotes an active lifestyle in the Athabasca region and encourages participants to enjoy the Muskeg Creek Trail system, which is known for its terrain. There is a lot of variety in the trail from level groomed sections to hill and bridges with the challenges for all fitness levels. The run was also reported on by the local newspaper, the Athabasca Advocate. Read the coverage here. Learn more about Aspen PCN programs and services by visiting aspenpcn.ca.