‘Joggin’ with Josh’ enters ninth year

UND VP for Health Affairs Dr. Joshua Wynne puts preaching to practice at annual exercise event

Joggin' with Josh

The Greater Grand Forks community and all students, faculty and staff at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the University are invited to advocate for healthful lifestyles by taking part in “Joggin’ with Josh,” an informal 5K, 10K, or one-mile walk, jog, or run on Thursday (Sept. 6). Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Dr. Joshua Wynne, vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), once again is inviting all students, faculty and staff at his School, the University and the Greater Grand Forks area to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for “Joggin’ with Josh,” an informal 5K, 10K, or one-mile walk, jog, or run on Thursday (Sept. 6).

Josh Wynne

Dr. Josh Wynne

This is the ninth year that Wynne will lead a procession of walkers, joggers and more advanced runners on a preset course around campus.

Wynne says it’s all about practicing what you preach.

“If the faculty get out and show our commitment rather than just giving lectures to students, the students are much more likely to follow course and incorporate that into their everyday life,” Wynne said.

This is a free public event. Everyone is welcome to participate, so please bring your family and friends.

A registration table will be located in the East Atrium of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at the south entrance to the School, 1301 N. Columbia Rd., on the day of the event. Registration and T-shirt pickup starts at 4 p.m. Wynne will speak to the group before the event, which starts at 4:30 p.m.

To get a head start on your fellow participants, please complete the registration form available online and bring it with you to the SMHS on Sept. 6. Forms will also be available in the SMHS East Atrium before the event.

Walkers, joggers and runners will take off on a route along the outskirts of the UND campus. A water station will be located at the halfway point of the 5K, and water and healthful snacks will be available after the event.

“Each year it seems to get larger and I am pleased to say that we not only have people from the School of Medicine & Health Sciences but also UND and the community running with us,” Wynne said, “so we all practice what we preach.”

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Brian SchillBrian James Schill is the assistant director of the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.