The third annual students, faculty and staff fun run occurred over a stretch of 5 kilometers of green space in Lullwater Park on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The Lullwater Estate is a beautiful area on Emory’s campus where the President of the University and his family reside. The surrounding park serves as a recreational area for Emory students, faculty, and staff. Lullwater’s wooded trails and scenic lake make it a favorite place for members of the Emory community including physical therapy program students, faculty and staff. The park’s main entrance off Clifton Road is adjacent to Center for Rehabilitation Medicine.
The run was organized to foster awareness of our own health and fitness. Participants were asked to record resting heart rates on three mornings prior to the event. Heart rates also were recorded immediately before and after the run.
The run was flagged off by the director of the program, Dr. Susan Herdman. After the run, students, faculty and staff met in the Woodruff Health Science Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) plaza to enjoy a meal catered by Willy’s.