When it comes to good health, medical students at Baylor College of Medicine can talk the talk, but they also want to bring the Houston community together to walk the walk at the 4th annual Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K Race and Walk.
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8:30 a.m. The race will start at Baylor’s main campus, located at One Baylor Plaza, and take a scenic route along Brays Bayou and through the Texas Medical Center. This year, the race course has been officially certified by USA Track & Field Association. A kids’ 1k race will also take place at 8 a.m.
Students hope to join with the community to focus on health as a concept that extends beyond the clinic to include social, psychological and environmental elements of health.
The event will help fund medical student-initiated community service projects through the Grants for Leadership Opportunities in Wellness (GLOW) Awards. The GLOW Awards help fund programs such as the Student Wellness Program, which helps future physicians learn how to become better educators of wellness and Kidney Koaches, where medical students tutor patients who are missing school when they are receiving dialysis.
Post-race activities will take place at the McGovern Commons of the Texas Medical Center, 6550 Bertner Ave., and will include an awards ceremony with yoga, music and prizes.
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