Cold winds did not stop members of 5 Wing Defence Team and their families from participating in, and enjoying a Fall Fun Run on the Base last week.
The run was hosted by Personnel Support Programs (PSP) to promote active and healthy lifestyles. Members of the 5 Wing Community started off the 10 km run or 5 km walk at the Fitness and Recreation Centre with a good stretch and warm-up. Even family pets got in on the fun.
Some military members chose to do the weight load march that consists of marching the distance in full fighting gear and rucksack with a total weight of 24.5 kg. The Canadian Forces are committed to physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle of its members and their families. Fun runs like this are important to promote good overall health and esprit de corps among Defence team members.
Following the run, members were encouraged to stop by the 5 Wing Fitness and Recreation center to enjoy a healthy snack, and see all the equipment and services PSP, Hobby Clubs, and the Military Family Resource Center have to offer.
Part of PSP’s mandate is to enhance the morale and welfare of the military community. They deliver high quality deployment support and family services, health promotion programs, mess and newspaper operations, and physical fitness, sports and recreation programs.
“Whether people chose to walk, run, or rucksack march, fun was had by all” -
The success of these programs greatly contributes to the operational readiness and effectiveness of the Canadian Forces. PSP is our back bone; we couldn’t do what we do without them.
Whether people chose to walk, run, or rucksack march, fun was had by all, thanks to the staff at 5 Wing Fitness and Recreation Centre.