Monsters, Ghosts, and Goblins, Oh My!

On Thursday, Oct. 27th, over 150 monsters, ghosts, witches, goblins, zombies, children and adults walked and ran the free Monster Mash Dash 5k community race at Claremore Lake. The event celebrated the finish of the fall 2016 couch to 5k RoCo Fit program and invited residents and surrounding communities. This free program is in its 6th year of success in Rogers County and continues to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles.
A one mile fun run/walk and a 5k run/walk were offered to accommodate all levels of fitness. All ages walked or ran the courses through Claremore Lake trail, encountering all forms of scary things along the way, with many participants and mentors in costumes. Several danced the Monster Mash or Thriller as they made their way across the finish line.
Chameleon Sounds and Tatur Racing graciously donated their time and equipment to add festivity and fun to this event. They started/finished the race, made regular announcements, and played music to keep everyone excited and cheering until the last participant crossed the finish line. Many volunteer RoCo Fit mentors and participants donated their time and supplies. Rogers County Health Department also provided fruit, water, and supplies. Cherokee Nation WINGS provided the ½ way water stop and the Healthy Community Partnership/Volunteers for Youth’s Growing the Good provided t-shirts for the kids as well as medals for all participants. It was truly a fun, free family event!
RoCo Fit will continue providing free opportunities to walk and run for all fitness levels twice a year in Rogers County. MaCo Fit (Mayes Co.), FLOWCo (Washington Co.), and LoCo Fit (Osage Co.) are modeled after this program and will continue offering the same in their communities. This mentored fitness program will begin again in March 2017 for 12 weeks. Each session includes a progressive schedule to allow participants to improve their fitness and health safely and slowly. Educational clinics are offered and presented by professionals covering nutrition, form, gear, safety, injury prevention and strength/cross training. Both sessions host free Mock 5Ks open to the public at the end of each session. This is a free healthy lifestyle program with dedicated and giving volunteer mentors and community members. Spring session registration will open early in 2017 and workouts begin in mid-March. Watch for details on Facebook and www.rocofit.org. For questions please contact Renetta Harrison, renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166.

MONSTER MASH DASH Mock 5k & 1 mile fun walk or run

Free Fun in Rogers County!
Open to all ages. NO registration. Join in the fun celebrating the finish of fall RoCo Fit!
Monster Mash Dash 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run or Walk
Claremore Lake Park
Thursday, Oct. 27th – COSTUMES are encouraged but optional
5:30 p.m. – 1 mile fun run/walk
6:00 p.m. – 5k (3.1 miles)

Medals for finishers, shirts for kids, ½ way water stop and at finish
Tatur Racing – start/finish line arch and clock – no official time
Chameleon Sounds – music at start/finish
Cherokee Nation WINGS – door prizes and ½ way water stop
Volunteers for Youth Growing the Good – shirts for kids and medals for finishers
Many, Many others who helped promote it!

Please share this with others! Questions? Contact Renetta Harrison at renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166.

TONIGHT is our first fall session lake workout!

See you at Claremore Lake Park (first shelter on left after entrance – park anywhere EXCEPT on trail or road)- 6:00 P.M. SHARP- be prepared with workout clothes on and water in hand! You must be registered – see the link on this website for registration and required pre-survey. Hardcopies will be available at the workouts until registration closes on August 25th. If you are registering tonight, please come early as we will begin announcements at 6 p.m. and leave to do our workout shortly after those.

This free fitness (couch to 5k) program is geared towards helping people get off the couch, become more active, and reduce their risks of chronic disease. We have groups for all fitness levels from beginner through advanced, but it’s main focus are the beginners. Our volunteer mentors will help encourage and advise participants. Weekly emails will give program updates, changes, and educational information. Professionals offer clinics on gear, form, nutrition, injury prevention, and safety.

Anyone 13 yrs. old and older are welcome to join this free program (strollers are welcome) – all minors must be in same group as parent/guardian. For more information please contact Renetta Harrison, RoCo Fit Coordinator and Health Educator for Rogers County Health Department, renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166.

Tonight’s Pre-Program Workout Cancelled due to Excessive Heat Warning!

Well, it seems that we are unable to have our PreProgram Workout this session – there is an excessive heat WARNING for our area and the worst of it will be during the time we planned to meet. This program is to improve your health and we do not want to put you at risk of any heat related issues.
Therefore, here is what we are going to have to do:
1) All participants will need to go to a track on their own time (when it is cooler, not tonight plz) and do 4 laps – record the time it takes – and send that time to me via email OR write it on the sign-in sheet beside your name (I will have a space for it). We do the track so that it will be the same terrain at start as at finish.
2) If you cannot get to a track, but have the ability to measure a 1 mile distance accurately – you can do that distance and record the time and get it to me – BUT you will need to do the exact same location and distance for our Post Program Workout.
3) All participants who want an incentive program shirt, MUST get a 1 mile time to me within the first 3 weeks of this session. Deadline is August 25th.
4) We will begin our Claremore Lake Park workouts next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the first shelter on the left after the entrance.

Register and fill out the pre-survey today!

I will send an introduction email on Monday or Tuesday morning – please read it all as there are a few new changes to the attachments included.
I look forward to seeing you all next week!

RoCo PreProgram Workout Thursday, Aug. 11th!

Join our free “couch to 5k” walk or walk/run program NOW.
Our 1st workout is Thursday, Aug. 11th at Claremore High School Track, 6:00 p.m. Come prepared to do your 4 laps around the track. The clock arrives at 6 p.m., if you are early you will either need to wait or time yourself.
Next week we continue our workouts at Claremore Lake Park, 6 p.m. SHARP on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You MUST be 13 yrs. old or older and registered to participate in our mentored groups. Register on this website and fill out the Pre-Survey too please. We will also have hardcopy registration forms at all the workouts and the Rogers County Health Dept. until registration closes Aug. 25th.

Remember to drink at least 64 oz. of water daily! You hydrate your body today for your activity tomorrow…
Bring water to the workouts, there is a facet to refill.
See you soon!!!

Join Fall RoCo Fit! It’s Free and Fun!

Ever thought of doing a 5k race? Or walking/running with a group? RoCo Fit can help you do it! If you desire to get healthier, reduce your chronic disease risk, lose weight, meet or reconnect with people, relieve depression or improve your mood, and/or get outside and enjoy the fresh air, this is the program for you. RoCo Fit is comprised of volunteer mentors and coordinators passionate about improving the health of Rogers County one step or stride at a time. Whatever your fitness level, we have a group for you! Come listen to all the details and get your questions answered at our Information Meeting, Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at NTC-Claremore, 1901 N. Hwy 88.

If you are interested in participating in the free RoCo Fit “couch to 5k” walk and walk/run program this fall, please register at www.rocofit.org – click on the Registration Form 2016 and the required Pre-Survey. If you cannot access the website, the forms may be picked up at the Information Meeting or Rogers County Health Department or sent via email upon request to Renetta Harrison, renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166. Both forms are required and may be returned at the first workout, by fax (918-341-3715), or by email. Additional registrations will be taken at the first few workouts. However, registration will close on Thursday, August 25th.

Our first workout is the required Pace Activity at Claremore High School Track – Thursday, August 11th, 6:00 p.m. Workouts will continue for 12 weeks at Claremore Lake every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, August 16th. The group meets at the first shelter on left after lake entrance. This is a fun activity with many different fitness levels for anyone age 13 years and older who has a desire to be more active.

For questions please contact the RoCo Fit Coordinator, Renetta Harrison, Health Educator for Rogers County Health Department, at renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166, or 918-698-7903.

We Rocked the Mock! Now for the Summer Challenge!

What to do for the summer break? Keep up the work you’ve started and EARN A SUMMER SHIRT (while supplies last-I have a bunch!!). To keep you motivated and moving, I am offering the opportunity of the following challenge:
Continue your workouts throughout the summer break without our organized mentored program –
June 13th – August 10th (9 weeks).
Log your workouts on the RoCo Fit Exercise Log (obtain via email-renettah@health.ok.gov) and turn it in at the PRE PACE ACTIVITY for Fall- August 11th.
To get a summer shirt you must do and log at least 150 minutes of EXERCISE EVERY WEEK. You can do any EXERCISES and they can be broken up into shorter periods (3 days at 50 min., 4 days of 40 min., etc. and each day can also be broken into shorter periods too) just as long as each week you get a total of 150 min. of EXERCISE. It can be done inside or outside, it doesn’t matter as long as you get the workout time finished each week. It MUST BE ACTIVITY CONSIDERED AN EXERCISE- sorry, gardening and the like will not work this time (that will be good cross-training and benefits you!). EXERCISE are things like walking, running, swimming-not floating, bicycling, weight training, yoga, pilates, exercise DVDs, sports, etc.

Questions or need a log – email Renetta Harrison at renettah@health.ok.gov

FREE Rock the Mock 5k – Thursday, June 9th, Claremore Lake Park

Public of all ages are welcome! Come join in the free fun. Tatur Racing will be starting/finishing the race with their arch and Chameleon Sounds will be playing music!

Volunteers for Youth/Healthy Community Partnership will have games for kids starting at 5:00 p.m. and free t-shirts to first 150 kids.

5:30 p.m. – 1 mile fun/run begins
6:00 p.m. – 5k begins
Medals for all finishers thanks to Volunteers for Youth/Healthy Community Partnership

DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE DECADE!!! Enjoy music from all decades playing along the 5k route.

No registration.

Spring Registration is Closed! We are in Full Swing Now!

Workouts for spring session are in full swing! Everyone registered is doing awesome and we are excited to see you reach your goal! Check back here for updates on things happening during the spring session.

TONIGHT is the RoCo Fit Form and Gear Clinic at Rogers County Health Department, 2664 N. Hwy 88, Claremore at 6:00 p.m – the public is welcome to come learn about proper walking and running form, plus hear and see all the cool gear you can reward yourself with for doing your workouts. This is all free and none of the gear we show is required or sold by RoCo Fit. Information only…participants will get a point towards their incentive shirt for attendance tonight.

We are sorry, but the spring session of RoCo Fit is closed now due to the progressive workout schedule. We will be doing this again in the fall. Please mark your calendar for our information meeting on August 1st, at NTC-Claremore, 1901 N. Hwy 88, Claremore, OK at 6:00 p.m.

Registration for fall session will open in mid-summer, check back on this website for updates. Questions? Contact Renetta Harrison, renettah@health.ok.gov or 918-341-3166.