Walk With Us This Saturday; Get Out! Lehigh Valley Visits Lower Macungie Township

Looking to get some fresh air and healthy exercise this weekend? Join us for a 1.8-mile loop around Lower Macungie Township Community Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26. The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy.

Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. Read More »

Ready to Get Moving? Try This Beginner Walking and Running Workshop for Women

woman runningFinding motivation to get moving isn’t easy. So why not join other women who share a goal of improving their health by exercising regularly. First Strides is a 12-week program, offered in the spring, summer and fall, that helps you comfortably progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at a pace that’s right for you. Even if you’ve never exercised before, that’s OK. The program offers mentors who will guide you through a gradual training program and cheer you on to meet your goals.

You’ll also make new friends, hear inspiring stories and learn weekly health tips. Each session includes presentations on various topics including, buying proper walking and running shoes, injury prevention, heart health, nutrition and more by local experts – some from Lehigh Valley Health Network. Read More »

Register for Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Before Fees Increase Tuesday

2013 marathon runners

Get in on the action — register for one of the events at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon on Sept. 6 and 7. The registration fees for three of the races increase Tuesday, July 1.

If you’ve been waiting for an incentive to register for the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon, today is your day. It’s your last chance to save $10 on the registration fee for the marathon and half-marathon and $20 on the team relay.

The fees increase Tuesday, July 1. For the marathon, the fee will increase from $105 to $115. For the half-marathon, the fee today is $70 but will be $80 starting Tuesday. The team relay fee will go from $265 to $286.

Registration closes Aug. 10 for these Sept. 7 events, or when they sell out. Read More »

LVHN to Sponsor World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks; Look for Our Photo Booth Thursday

The crowd began gathering for the USA v. Portugal match over an hour before kickoff.

The crowd began gathering for the USA v. Portugal match over an hour before kickoff.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is embracing the excitement of the world’s biggest sporting event. Starting today, LVHN is now an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks.

Now through July 13, LVHN will sponsor the remaining World Cup matches that will be shown on the outdoor screen at SteelStacks’ Levitt Pavilion, including the USA vs. Germany match set for noon Thursday, June 26. During that match, you can:

  • Visit LVHN’s photo booth and get a chance to hoist a replica of the 2012 FIFA World Cup trophy.
  • Get information about our new LVHN-One City Center campus, which opens July 16 in downtown Allentown.
  • Learn more about orthopedics in action at LVHN.

 

The World Cup has captured the passion of thousands of Lehigh Valley sports fans. During last Sunday’s USA vs. Portugal game, more than 13,000 soccer fans descended upon SteelStacks, and large crowds are expected to continue throughout the duration of SoccerFest.

Walk Back Through History This Saturday

Monocacy Way Walk participants

This group enjoyed a past Get Out! Lehigh Valley Monocacy Way Walk.

If you’re fascinated by Lehigh Valley history and enjoy exercising in the fresh air, be sure to join us this Saturday, June 21, for a 2-mile walk along Bethlehem’s Monocacy Way.

The walk, which begins at 10 a.m., is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. Read More »