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News Release

National Get Outdoors Day June 8

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: May 21, 2013

Contact Information:

Rob Novak, Community Relations Specialist, (970) 679-4561

For Immediate Release:

Jax Mercantile, in partnership with the City of Fort Collins, and Larimer County Natural Resources will host an event from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, June 8, 2013, as part of National Get Outdoors Day. This event encourages healthy, active, outdoor fun. The Fort Collins Get Outdoors Day will be held at Spring Canyon Park, located at 3156 South Overland Trail in Fort Collins.
This Get Outdoors Day event will offer a mix of information centers and active fun areas where the public, especially children, can play frisbee golf, fish, hike, bike, climb, boat, backpack, take an up-close look at live native wildlife, and more!
The event kicks off with a 9:30AM run led by The North Face sponsored athlete, Diane Van Deren. Beginners and advanced runners, young and old, are invited to join the fun! Diane will speak at 10:30AM about getting outdoors, her amazing running career, and how it has empowered her to overcome obstacles.
Get Outdoors Day combats the effects of indoor, inactive lifestyles which are fueling the nation's obesity epidemic and threatening today's children with shorter life expectancies than their parents. Expert instruction and equipment will be provided for public use, regardless of previous experience. The primary goal is to introduce families and youth to outdoor activities, and reconnect them with the great outdoors.
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