SEARHC, Stride 365 co-host run for Brave Heart Volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 7

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Run Sitka’s Stride 365 program will co-host the 5K Run/Walk for Brave Heart Volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Runners should meet at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. race start at the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Facility. The cost of the five-kilometer race and two-mile walk is a donation of $10. Proceeds this month benefit Brave Heart Volunteers.

Each month SEARHC and Run Sitka (#runsitka) host a Stride 365 event on the first Saturday of every month, with proceeds going to a different charity in Sitka.

For more information, please contact Heleena van Veen by email at heleenav@searhc.org, or by phone at 966-8914.

SEARHC, Stride 365 co-host Sitka WhaleFest Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 2

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Run Sitka’s Stride 365 program will co-host the Sitka WhaleFest Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Runners should meet at 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. race start and finish at Whale Park, 2500 Sawmill Creek Road (note, this is a location change from previous SEARHC/Stride 365 runs). The cost of the 10- or five-kilometer race and two-mile walk is a donation of $5. Proceeds this month benefit the Sitka Sound Science Center and Sitka WhaleFest.

This event has t-shirts for the first 125 people to enter, and medals for the top finishers. Runners can register online at http://www.sitkawhalefest.org, or they can meet from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at Harrigan Centennial Hall to pre-register.

Each month SEARHC and Run Sitka (#runsitka) host a Stride 365 event on the first Saturday of every month, with proceeds going to a different charity in Sitka.

For more information, please contact Heleena van Veen by email at heleenav@searhc.org, or by phone at 966-8914.

SEARHC, Stride 365 co-host Run for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday, Oct. 5

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Run Sitka’s Stride 365 program will co-host the Run for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Runners should meet at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. race start at the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Facility. The cost of the five-kilometer race and two-mile walk is a donation of $10. Proceeds this month benefit the Sitka Cancer Survivors’ Society.

Each month SEARHC and Run Sitka (#runsitka) host a Stride 365 event on the first Saturday of every month, with proceeds going to a different charity in Sitka.

For more information, please contact Heleena van Veen by email at heleenav@searhc.org, or by phone at 966-8914.

SEARHC, Stride 365 co-host Run for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, Sept. 7

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Run Sitka’s Stride 365 program will co-host the Run for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Runners should meet at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. race start at the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Facility. The cost of the five-kilometer race and two-mile walk is a donation of $10. Proceeds this month benefit Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School.

The SEARHC Crisis Hotline at 1-877-294-0074 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any Southeast Alaska resident who needs help getting through a crisis. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, for those outside Southeast Alaska.

Each month SEARHC and Run Sitka (#runsitka) host a Stride 365 event on the first Saturday of every month, with proceeds going to a different charity in Sitka.

For more information, please contact Heleena van Veen by email at heleenav@searhc.org, or by phone at 966-8914.

SEARHC, Stride 365 co-host Run for Back To School on Saturday, Aug. 3

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Run Sitka’s Stride 365 program will co-host the Run for Fish To Schools on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Runners should meet at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. race start at the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Facility. The cost of the five-kilometer race and two-mile walk is a donation of $10. Proceeds this month benefit Baranof Elementary School.

Each month SEARHC and Run Sitka (#runsitka) host a Stride 365 event on the first Saturday of every month, with proceeds going to a different charity in Sitka. For more information, please contact Heleena van Veen by email at heleenav@searhc.org, or by phone at 966-8914.

SEARHC to host Fit Happens Step Challenge for Southeast Alaska walkers in August

Are you a Southeast Alaska walker who tries to get your 10,000 steps in every day? Are you interested in a challenge that might help you reach that goal?

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) health promotion program is hosting the Fit Happens Step Challenge during the month of August, and walkers can shoot for 100,000 or 200,000 steps during the month. If you meet your weekly goals, you might even win prizes.

How do you participate? Go to http://www.searhc.org/fithappens to register and download your step trackers. Then email your weekly step counts over the weekend to your local site leader, so you’re entered before each week’s drawing at noon on Monday (drawings start Monday, Aug. 12). There are weekly prizes for each division (100,000 steps and 200,000 steps), and a grand prize drawing at the end of the challenge.

“This is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and build a new healthy habit,” Sitka health educator Heleena Van Veen said.

If you want to do more than walk, the step tracker sheets include step conversions for other healthy activities, such as gardening or cycling.

For more information, contact these local site leaders:

  • Haines – Pam Sloper | 907.766.6367 | pams@searhcorg
  • Juneau – Hannah Schlosstein | 907.364.4404 | hschlosstein@searhc.org
  • Kake – Monique Ybarra | 907.785.6514| moniquey@searhc.org
  • Klukwan – Joanne Spudd | 907.766.6319 | joannes@searhc.org
  • Prince of Wales – Kelsey Evans | 907.755.4995 | kevans@searhc.org
  • Sitka – Heleena van Veen | 907.966.8914 | heleenav@search.org
  • Wrangell – Hannah Schlosstein | 907.364.4404 | hschlosstein@searhc.org

SEARHC, Stride 365 co-host Run for Fish To Schools on Saturday, July 6

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Run Sitka’s Stride 365 program will co-host the Run for Fish To Schools on Saturday, July 6.

Runners should meet at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. race start at the O’Connell Bridge Lightering Facility. The cost of the five-kilometer race and two-mile walk is a donation of $10. Proceeds this month benefit the Sitka Conservation Society, which coordinates the Fish To Schools program.

Each month SEARHC and Run Sitka (#runsitka) host a Stride 365 event on the first Saturday of every month, with proceeds going to a different charity in Sitka. For more information, please contact Heleena van Veen by email at heleenav@searhc.org, or by phone at 966-8914.