“Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” Offering Free Fitness Classes and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk This Weekend

“On the Move Against TB” 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – ‘Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront’ in partnership with the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District’s Tuberculosis Program will promote World TB Day with an “On the Move Against TB” 2-mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 a.m. The event is not timed. Participants are encouraged to wear red in support of World TB Day during this event, and the first 100 participants will receive red World TB Day bandanas. In addition, the weekly ‘Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront’ fitness classes begin at 8:00 a.m., which include ‘Back to Basics Fitness’, Yoga, or Zumba. All participants receive a punch card to record each Saturday attended. A completed punch card is eligible for a prize.

World TB Day is observed on March 24 of each year to commemorate the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis infection and disease. This remarkable breakthrough paved the way for developing methods for the diagnosis and treatment of these health conditions.

The World Health Organization states that an estimated 30,000 people are diagnosed with TB disease, and over 4,100 people die from TB daily – despite it being preventable and treatable. World TB Day is an opportunity to raise public awareness and understanding of the medical, societal, and economic impact of tuberculosis infection and disease.

The Fitness Lane route begins along the seawall at The Water’s Edge, northbound, towards the American Bank Center with the turnaround just before the barge dock entrance. Walk, jog, run, or bike along the event’s designated 1.5-mile fitness lane (one way). Our community partner, H-E-B, is providing fruit and water for all participants.

In coordination with Victor Betancourt of VFit Productions and the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, the City will offer “Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” exercise and wellness events for ages eight and older, of all abilities and skill levels, on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at The Water’s Edge, 402 S. Shoreline Boulevard.  ‘Back to Basics’ Fitness, Yoga, and Zumba will be held at the Islanders Pavilion next to the playground. The class schedule is available online.

Register Online for fitness classes at www.cctexas.com/safefunfit. Class sessions are limited to 30 participants per class. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and water, as appropriate, for their workout.

The public is also invited to provide feedback and suggestions on “Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront” by participating in the short online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5NWBLF2, open now through March 31, 2022.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call 361-826-3460 in advance.

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For more information about Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront, visit www.cctexas.com/safefunfit.