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Boogie for Bluegrass 5K slated for April 24-25

GLENVILLE — A musician’s health and wellness retreat and the Boogie for Bluegrass 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Pioneer Center, the Glenville State College Bluegrass Music Education Center, will be held April 24-25.

The event coincides with GSC’s alumni weekend.

The retreat will include workshops on nutrition, posture, weightlifting and making healthy choices. Blood pressure screenings, yoga sessions and a chiropractor and massage therapist also will be available.

The workshops aim to promote good health, particularly to musicians, but are open to everyone. Admission is free.

Sessions will begin with a health and wellness luncheon for Honor Band students with Dr. Megan Darby and the Glenville State music faculty and alumni from 11 a.m. to noon, a nutrition, exercise and sleep panel with athletics staff from noon to 12:30, a posture and mental health workshop with Dr. Kevin McKee from 12:30-1 p.m. and a musician’s lifestyle Q&A with music faculty and students from 1-1:30 p.m.

Minnie Hamilton Health System will provide blood pressure, body mass index and lipid panel screenings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The evening will consist of yoga sessions from 5-5:45 p.m. and 6-6:45 p.m. and massage therapist and chiropractor demonstrations from 5-7 p.m. Following the evening workshops will be a concert featuring alumni George Ward and Buddy Griffin at 8 p.m. at the Pioneer Stage.

Admission to the concert is by donation.

On Saturday morning, the Boogie for Bluegrass 5K will kick off with registration at 8 a.m. outside of the Pioneer Stage.

The race will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Participants will follow West Main Street to Sycamore Road, and then follow Sycamore Road to the Gilmer County Recreation Center playground before turning around and returning to the Pioneer Stage.

First-, second-, and third-place ribbons will be awarded in the age categories of 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, and 55 and older following the race, including a first-place medal for the overall winner. Children 14 years and under will receive a goodie bag for participating.

Registration for the 5K is $20 for adults and $15 for high school and college students.

The deadline to register and receive a free shirt is April 17.

Registration after April 17 will be $25 and the availability of shirts will be limited. Shirts will be available for purchase without racing for $20.

For more information on the retreat or to register for the 5K walk/run, contact Bluegrass Program Director Megan Darby at bluegrassmusic@glenville.edu, by calling (304) 462-6355, or by visiting the Pioneer Stage at 10 East Main St., Glenville.

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