Walk Or Run To Jump-Start Your Summer Fun!

For many in Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities, the unofficial kick-off to summer is the annual Fargo Marathon. With a full week of events, people celebrate the chance to get outdoors and move more—and that’s something BCBSND loves to see.

5K walk or run
With a variety of events, there are plenty of healthy opportunities for everyone—no matter what your fitness level. BCBSND is proud to sponsor the 5K where we encourage everyone to get outside and set their own pace. Make it a social event with family and friends or get competitive and try to beat your own time goal. No matter what your ambition, this event works for everyone. So, sign up to join us on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. by the FargoDome for your chance to kick off summer fun and fitness.

Why BCBSND sponsors
BCBSND has expanded our definition of health with BlueElements. We understand that when you achieve goals in one area of your life, it positively impacts other areas. So, when you in participate in the 5K, you experience the physical, social, emotional and environmental health benefits. Whether you walk or run, you get:

  • Increased physical activity
  • An opportunity to have fun with friends and family
  • Better mood through the release of endorphins
  • An increased awareness of local support systems to increase your health

Benefits of walking
Walking the Fargo Marathon 5K can start your path to greater wellness. Studies have shown that walking:

  • 150 minutes per week keeps weight off—up to 10 pounds per year
  • Burns more fat than jogging
  • Strengthens legs, shoulders, arms and abs
  • Improves balance
  • Increases endorphins
  • Improves heart health
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces cancer, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s risk

Additional resources
Find additional BCBSND wellness tools to get more from your health insurance while increasing your wellness.

Want to know more about the different elements of well-being? Take a look at BlueElements, our expanded view of health and wellness.