Superhero Dash back for second year
Race to promote healthy choices
ASUFit has commenced its semiannual Fitness Challenge. One challenge involves participation in the Superhero Dash 5K on Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. in front of the UC.
ASUFit is a program that was designed to help better the health of faculty, staff and students.
Every semester, the program holds a Fitness Challenge in which teams compete to see who averages out the most points. The top three winners receive prizes.
The points are won by completing an array of tasks that are categorized by hydration, nutrition, education, endurance, running/walking activities, strength activities, medical checkups and positive thinking.
"The fitness challenge is a multifaceted way of getting people to make healthier choices," program coordinator Katherine Garrison said. "This one specifically is geared toward making small changes in your life."
These small changes can be flossing your teeth every day for a week and not drinking alcohol for a week.
"We promote healthy eating and education about health topics," Garrison said. "We set up a variety of special events on campus like cyclocross, off-road cycling events and things like that."
More challenging tasks available for completion are doing yoga and running/walking in a local road race, such as the Superhero Dash.
The Superhero Dash includes a 5k and a 1.5 mile Fun Run. Participants are encouraged to dress up as superheroes.
The person with the best costume will win a prize.
The proceeds will go to AMBUCS, a non-profit organization.
AMBUCS creates therapeutic tricycles called AmTrykes that are designed specifically for disabled people.
"It's one of the most fun races I've ran in," junior Parris Heath-Williams said. "I was Superwoman last year, and it was just very inspiring to see some of the kids on AmTrykes participating as well."
The registration deadline has passed to sign up for the Fitness Challenge, but there is still an opportunity to sign up for the Superhero Dash.
Senior Morgan Halfmann said when she took part in the Fitness Challenge last year, it allowed her to gain habits that she continues to practice today.
Halfmann said the challenge made her more diligent about eating right and exercising.
"We lost the competition, but I felt good about the things I accomplished. I think that's more important anyway," Halfmann said.
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