Fargo and Moorhead- Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, August 25; Noon - 5 pm
West Fargo- Saturday, September 21; 2:30 - 5 pm
Dilworth- Tuesday, July 21; 6 - 8 pm
Thank you for participating in StreetsAlive! 2012. We had a blast! Participation was estimated between 7,500 and 8,000; our biggest and best yet! The StreetsAlive! event held Sunday, July 15 had more than 3,500 participants. To view photos of the fun and healthy festivities, see StreetsAlive! on facebook, and if you haven't "liked" us on Facebook yet, here's your chance!
Former NDSU All-American Amanda Smock won the triple jump with a mark of 45 feet, 9 inches at the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 25, 2012.
Olympic triple jumper and NDSU alum, Amanda Smock, headlined the August 26 StreetsAlive! event in downtown Fargo and Moorhead. Joining Amanda were other top-level athletes from the area - Laura Roesler (800m), Laura Januszewski (800m), Eric Loeffller (marathon), Riley Dolezal (javelin), and Leslie Brost (pole vault).
"I love what StreetsAlive! stands for, to try to create a culture of movement. I think the best way to do that is to get everybody moving in the same direction." --Amanda Smock
StreetsAlive! are action-packed Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo urban street events to spark movement in our communities. We invite you to jump in, get in motion and have some human-powered fun!
Three miles of streets through downtown Fargo and Moorhead are shut down to motorized traffic to encourage walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skating, dancing and other human movement. Start anywhere on the route!
Activity stations invite you to jump into a fitness class, play games, whirl hoola hoops, watch demonstrations and eat healthy foods.
Hit the streets. Bring your dance. Bring your music. Volunteer. Bring friends and neighbors to walk, run, pedal stroll or skate together.
StreetsAlive! works to inspire people and organizations to adopt and celebrate more physically active lifestyles - to help change our culture to make active living the status quo. It's about embracing public spaces for activity and community engagement. It's about encouraging people to walk and bike to work or school. It's about connecting neighborhoods and people.
StreetsAlive! is organized by the Cass Clay Healthy People Initiative and Active In Moorhead to inspire people to adopt more physically active lifestyles regardless of current fitness condition. Healthy People Initiative is changing our local food and fitness culture. We're guiding schools, childcares and individuals to create settings that will grow strong, healthy kids and families.
Again in May 2012, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo have each earned Playful City USA recognition because of StreetsAlive! events plus active play efforts at schools and childcares through SchoolsAlive! and ChildcareAlive! Learn more at www.healthycc.org.
Active play is critical to healthy brain development, learning, health, social development and creativity - and ultimately prevents chronic disease!