Run Chisasibi returned for the 7th time and 201 participants walked, ran or rolled last Saturday. The Cree Board of Health enthusiastically participated in the event, which was on hold in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Now more than ever, an active and healthy lifestyle is important for our overall wellbeing.
The hot afternoon sun didn’t deter more than 200 participants that gathered at the Job’s Memorial Gardens Arena on Saturday for a day of fun and physical activity.
Prominent participants included Chief Daisy House, CHB Chairperson Bertie Wapachee, and CMC Local Director Jeannie Pelletier.
With a common goal in mind – to promote and enjoy a healthy lifestyle – each participant had the option to participate in a 2K, 5K, 10K, or 21K route.
The event enabled barrier-free access for all abilities as the community was encouraged to “run, walk, and roll.” Participants enjoyed healthy snacks and prizes at the end of the event.
Staying active, especially in nature, is more important than ever before.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a big toll on our mental health. Physical activity is an important way to help reduce stress and anxiety, while also improving our overall wellbeing and quality of life. Even short walks with friends and family and can have a big positive impact on the body and mind, especially if we continue to stay active all year long.
This year's Run Chisasibi event is the latest example of strong community spirit in Chisasibi.
Watch the video from Run Chisasibi 2018.
This year's Run Chisasibi was hosted by the Cree Nation of Chisasibi and the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay. Many generous donors helped to fund the event, including Brighter Future, HEAL, CNC, CHB, Meat Guy, Northern, Cree Mart, and Chistapitin.