JSU’s Walter Payton Center hosts annual ‘Fight Against Obesity’ 5K Run/Walk

 by Tommiea J. King

           Jackson State University’s Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center will continue its ‘Fight Against Obesity’ during its annual 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2.

            Registration for the event begins at 7 a.m. at on the university’s main campus at 34 Walter Payton Drive. Registration is $5 for JSU students and $2 for students of the Jackson Public Schools District. General registration is $10 before the March 25 early registration deadline and $15 on race day.

            The event is a great opportunity for Mississippians to commit themselves to a healty lifestyle, said Nyoki Morton, Payton Center assistant director for marketing.

            “Maintaining your healthy lifestyle is no one-week diet test run,” said Nyoki Morton, assistant director for marketing. “Somewhere I read it takes one moment to commit to change, seven days to implement a successful game plan, 14 days to develop a routine, and 21 days to create a habit…good or bad. I say, right now, it is Mississippi’s moment to commit and fight against obesity.”

            For more information about the race, call 601-979-1368 or visit the following link: http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/2.1.11entry.pdf .


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