West Valley Medical Center's Rock'n'Run race now free and virtual

Posted at 11:25 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 13:25:08-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — West Valley Medical Center and the Caldwell YMCA decided to make the West Valley Rock'n'Run 5k/10k a free and virtual race. It will take place April 23-26.

"This is a great option to promote a wellness activity while encouraging community members to stay home during this time and practice social distancing. It’s also a great way to bring awareness to the Caldwell Family YMCA and create options for donations to help sustain the YMCA in 2020," said Kaycee Emery, West Valley Marketing Director and Race Chair.

You can register for the event here or here and join this Treasure Valley YMCA Facebook group. When participants finish their race, they should head to the Facebook group and share pictures or a screenshot of their workout. They can also share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #WestValleyRockNRun.

"During this time, it’s important to find new ways to connect. A virtual run is a great way to get outside and stay healthy, while following social distancing guidelines,” said David Duro, President and CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. “We’ve found that people are really enjoying our virtual group exercise classes and virtual runs to help them feel part of a larger group activity.”

After the event, three participants will be randomly selected to receive prizes, including the first West Valley Rock'n'Run t-shirt created. Race officials remind all participants to practice social distancing during their race. If you run the miles outdoors, maintain a proper distance of six feet from others.