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Donned in red white and blue, kids on foot, on bikes and in strollers, adults and many four-legged friends took part in the Walk for Wellness that began at the fire hall and spanned a 1.5 mile loop that took walkers north on College, by Shakespeare Garden then returned south to the park on State Street.

Athletes from across the region made their way to the city park bright and early to participate in the annual Walk and Run for Wellness hosted by Weskota Foundation on July 4. All proceeds from this year’s event were split evenly between the City of Wessington Springs Pool Renovation project and the Springs Rec Center project. 

“We had 23 runners in the 5K, 20 runners in the kids fun run and 58 people participate in the 1.5 mile walk,” said Ellen Powell, Marketing and Foundation Assistant for Weskota Foundation. 

Walk and Run for Wellness organizers started the event at the Wessington Springs Fire Hall instead of the park shelter as they had in previous years, so walkers and runners took a slightly different route than in other years.   

Walkers and runners enjoyed mild weather, partly sunny skies and an abundance of community fellowship.