65x65* is the Mississippi community health centers’ initiative for a one-day, multi-location, statewide race and health fair events. Each community health center decides what type of events would engage their communities and plans for a day of community engagement, exercise, and fun.
The Metro area 65x65 5K/10K races and health fair will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 (the last day of Community Health Center Week) at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Race time is 7:30 a.m. Race registration is online at 65x65.com . Community health centers encourage Mississippians to live active and healthy lifestyles to help prevent the disease of obesity.
*65x65 is Mississippi’s community health centers outcome goal… 65,000 fewer Mississippians with the disease of obesity by 2065. Source: F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future (2012), Trust for America’s Health /Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2012/09/f-as-in-fat--how-obesity-threatens-america-s-future-2012.html