Healthy Lubbock Day

This year's Healthy Lubbock Day, a day dedicated to making Lubbock and its surrounding communities a healthier place by motivating people to become more active and make better nutrition choices, will be on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The event will be at Maxey Park located at 4020 30th Street.

Healthy Lubbock Day is hosted by the Healthy Lubbock Initiative, a program of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging, Lubbock Area Foundation, and the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation.

There will be free health screenings including blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat, child and adult immunizations, as well as more than 30 vendors sharing information on health, fitness and nutrition. Interactive exercise demonstrations will include Lubbock's Third Annual Largest Zumba class at 10:30 a.m.

Children's activities will include Quick Start Tennis, kids' Zumba, a bicycle rodeo, Bodyworks' Monster City—complete with climbing wall and spider climb. Community Health Center of Lubbock will provide child immunizations (shot record required). All activities are free.

This year's events will also include the Healthy Lubbock Day Amazing Race obstacle course, separate races for families and adults where family and friends can compete against each other in a battle of fitness and wits for fun prizes.

At 11:30 a.m., the winners of the community-wide Healthy Lubbock Day Amazing Races will be announced to close the event.

For more information, contact Amy Crumley, TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging, at (806) 743-7821 or