Community 5k Training Program
The Community 5k Training Program began on Monday, September 12. This training program is intended for all levels (walkers to runners) and ages to enable participants to complete the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K ~ A Let's Move! Event in Downtown Blue Springs on Sat., Nov. 12. Coach Shannon Smith will guide participants on how to cross the finish line with a smile and a sense of accomplishment.
This program was recently featured by Fox 4's Terra Hall, to see the story, click here. Registration is still open! Click here to register.
"Livable Streets" Policy
At the Sept. 19 City Council Meeting, the Let's Move! Blue Springs "Livable Streets" workgroup presented the City with a presentation and "Livable Streets" resolution for adoption.
"Livable Street" means a transportation corridor for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, cars, trucks, motorcycles and buses. "Livable Streets" are designed and operated to safely facilitate movement of people of all ages and abilities from destination to destination along and across a continuous travel network.
This resolution adopted by the City Council puts into policy something that the City has been doing in practice-focusing on not only the walk-ability and bike-ability of Blue Springs, but also the future development and enhanced travel options for all Blue Springs residents.
Special thanks to StandUp Blue Springs, Samara Klein of KC Healthy Kids, Mike Schweder of A Healthy Change Hypnotherapy and city staff for their participation in this initiative.
To view their presentation, click here.
Let's Move! Saturdays!
Multiple Saturdays each month will be designated as "Let's Move! Saturdays." These events offer a structured opportunity for movement at different locations throughout the City.
The first Let's Move! Saturdays! will be Saturday, September 24 at Dynamic Dance, 1901 SW Us Highway 40 # B. Cost is $3 per child. Please call (816) 224-5510 to reserve your spot!! This event is open to youth and families, adults are encouraged to participate with their children!
Schedule of events is:
9-9:45 a.m. 4-6 year olds
10-10:45 a.m. 7-10 year olds
11-11:45 a.m. 11+ year olds
To learn more about Let's Move! Saturdays! and see a schedule of events, click here.