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Prima® Wawona Announces First-Ever Prima® Run During Reedley Health & Fitness Expo; Mary Ellen Lomeli and Erik Valencia Comment

Prima® Wawona Announces First-Ever Prima® Run During Reedley Health & Fitness Expo; Mary Ellen Lomeli and Erik Valencia Comment



REEDLEY, CA - We in the produce industry are fierce champions of health and wellness. Not only can a fresh-focused diet support our health, but physical fitness can also play a role. Prima® Wawona is advocating for health on both fronts, recently announcing its first annual Prima® Run at its Reedley Cold Storage and Shipping Facility. Partnering with The Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce and Xcelerate Fitness, the competitive 5K run and two-mile family walk will be part of the Regional Health & Fitness Expo taking place April 1–3.

Mary Ellen Lomeli, Benefit Specialist, Prima® Wawona“Our goal in hosting the Prima Run is to foster a healthy work environment and community,” says Mary Ellen Lomeli, Prima Wawona Benefit Specialist, explaining some of the many ways this event will support the Reedley, California, community.

The competitive 5K run will start at 6:50 a.m. on April 2, and the top three male and female runners will receive commemorative medals. The 2-mile family walk will start at 8:30 a.m. and is for all fitness levels and ages. According to a press release, it is free for students in K-12 using the code Prima22.

Prima® Wawona recently announced its first annual Prima® Run at its Reedley Cold Storage and Shipping Facility

A featured “Fitness Expo” with athletic competitions, exercise classes, workshops, and food vendors will be a part of the Health & Fitness Expo. Additionally, the Central Valley Throwdown will be present along with a CrossFit competition sponsored by Gnardog Crossfit. There will also be presentations by Fitness Quest Health Club, City of Reedley Parks & Recreation, Reedley College, and Sierra View Homes.

Erik Valencia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce“The goal of this event is to engage and encourage the families in our region to live healthy active lives by introducing them to programs and activities that they may not have known about,” said Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Erik Valencia.

Event organizers expect to attract people from throughout the region and anticipate about 1,500 attendees. Registration for the Prima Run must be submitted by the end of today, March 10. Please click here to register.

We wish the best of luck to all the health and fitness champions hitting the pavement!

Prima® Wawona



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