National Get Outdoors Day is June 8

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Jax Mercantile, in partnership with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County Natural Resources, is hosting a National Get Outdoors Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 .m. on June 8. This event encourages healthy, active, outdoor fun and will be held at Spring Canyon Park, located at 3156 South Overland Trail in Fort Collins.

Get Outdoors Day will offer a mix of information centers and active fun areas where the public, especially children, can play frisbee golf, fish, hike, bike, climb, boat, backpack, take an up-close look at live native wildlife and more.

The event kicks off with a 9:30 a.m. run where beginners and advanced runners, young and old, are invited to join the fun.

Get Outdoors Day combats the effects of indoor, inactive lifestyles which are fueling the nation’s obesity epidemic and threatening today’s children with shorter life expectancies than their parents. Expert instruction and equipment will be provided for public use, regardless of previous experience. The primary goal is to introduce families and youth to outdoor activities, and reconnect them with the great outdoors.

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