Senior Services Plus 5k Club participating in the June 20 Covered Bridge 5k Run are, from left, Sara Crammond, Tiffany Lubinski, Lucas Hale, Linda Sethelar, Alysha Hale, Jon Canella, Terry Stafford and Lisa James.
The Glen Carbon Covered Bridge 5k Run on June 20 was the latest opportunity for area residents to mark a proud heritage. The Wellness Center at Senior Services Plus formed a group as a way to show their pride for celebrating fitness as well.
The SSP team was coached by Wellness Center coordinators Lucas Hale and Tiffany Lubinski. The team consisted of a wide range of runners, of all ages and abilities. Jon Canella, the oldest competitor, was awarded a medal for second place in his age group. The SSP team also had runners place fifth and seventh in their respective age groups.
As a group, the team spent eight weeks training for the event. Coaches instructed on proper running technique and posture as well as the fundamental flexibility needed to run the race. With the success of the group’s runners and the program as a whole, Senior Services Plus is hoping to make this an annual run.
The Senior Services Plus Wellness Center is located at 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton. The facility offers more than 50 fitness classes, nutrition classes and other activities similar to the 5k club.
For information, contact Lucas Hale at (618) 465-3298, ext. 109, or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org.