Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 1890 Day Wellness Walk/Run and Health Fair, hosted by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), is set for Tuesday, April 21. The event will feature a walk/run, line dancing, Zumba classes, health screenings and educational sessions.
The approximate 1.89-mile walk/run will begin at 2 p.m. at the W.E. O’Bryant Bell Tower. The first three participants to cross the finish line will receive medals. The first 25 to cross the line will receive gym bags.
The health fair will include educational sessions on health and wellness, diabetes awareness, CPR training and smoking prevention. The event will also feature a disk jockey.
“The 1890 Wellness Walk commemorates the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Second Morrill Act of 1890 and the creation of UAPB and the 18 other historically black land-grant universities,” Dr. Edmund R. Buckner, associate dean for Research and Extension Programs at UAPB, said. “UAPB and the nation’s other 1890 universities will host similar walks this month to promote health and exercise.”
Participants are asked to preregister and pay a fee of $18.90. Proceeds will be used for the UAPB Justin Morrill Scholarship fund. The event is free for students.