Let's Move on the Trail

Students enjoy a snack while walking during a previous Let’s Move on the Trail event which was held in downtown Fontana.  This year's event will be held on Oct. 12.  (Contributed photo by City of Fontana)

It's time to get moving. Fontana's annual Let's Move on the Trail event will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 in the downtown area.

The event will provide free resources, games, live demonstrations by the Fontana Police Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department, and additional opportunities to enjoy a healthy and fun morning.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. between the blocks of Cypress Avenue and Mango Avenue. The event kicks off with a 2.2-mile family walk/run event and a 5-mile bike ride. To register for the walk or bike ride, visit www.healthyfontana.org.

The Pacific Electric Trail (PET) offers seven miles of opportunity to be physically active for better health as well as connectivity to local schools, businesses, and community centers. Let’s Move on the Trail is a free community event that highlights the PET and engages participants in numerous resources and activities, including art and fitness expos and healthy food options.

The family walk/run, in conjunction with Healthy Rialto, will begin at North Cedar Avenue and the PET, and the bike ride will begin at North Heritage Circle. Both the walk and bike ride will begin at 9 a.m. and end at Miller Park Amphitheater. This year, those who register for the events can receive a free event T-shirt and bike helmet, while supplies last.

A variety of resource vendors will line the PET, including Animal Services, Friends of the Lewis Library, local dentist offices, San Bernardino County programs, and West Valley Water District, to name a few.

Central City Community Health Center will also have a mobile clinic at the event, offering free glucose and iron screenings.

Participants can stop by the Art Depot for crafts, engaging chalk wall art, and free frozen fruit bars.

“This is a great event for the whole family to get to know your community while picking up a wide variety of free resources. All this, while having fun," said Community Services Coordinator Jasmine Sarsadias.

For more information, contact Healthy Fontana at (909) 350-6542 or visit www.healthyfontana.org.

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