SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Two well-known, well-loved Springfield area organizations are working together to reinforce healthy, active lifestyles for area residents. The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center and the Springfield Dam Run have come together to champion active lifestyles and help make sure that recreation can be accessible to all.
Now in its 12th year and with field of more than 250 runners and walkers, The Springfield Dam Run provides support to area charities, including this year, a $750 donation to the EdgarMay Annual Fund. A 501 C 3 non-profit organization, the EdgarMay Health and Recreation Center’s mission is to provide all residents of our region with the opportunities and resources necessary to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle.
Each year the Springfield Dam Run honors a member of our community who inspires others to live an active and healthy lifestyle. The 2017 recipient was Chip Howard. Chip’s daughter, Emma nominated her dad and spoke about the dedication to improving his diet and activity level. Chip also began running in the last year and has completed two half-marathons and has his sights on a full-marathon in August.
The EdgarMay provides a wide range of activities that are free to the public including the Move to Improve Program, which provides a class twice per week to those new to exercise or just getting back to physical activity. This low impact class features stretching, muscle strengthening, cardio, and relaxation.
If you want to be a part of promoting health and wellness in the Springfield area, please consider a donation to the EdgarMay Annual Fund. Your donation will help fortify the effort to provide quality recreation and activity to all, and help encourage the growing number of people from all backgrounds who are looking to actively make positive change in their lives, and their community. Donations can be sent to the EdgarMay Annual Fund, 140 Clinton Street, Springfield VT 05156. And again, many thanks to Joe Cerniglia, organizer of the Springfield Dam Run, and all the Dam runners and walkers who not only are embracing activity, but making it accessible to others as well.