New festival will include weekend of health & wellness activities near Rocky Mountain National Park
1OK Race to benefit Rocky Mountain Conservancy
The inaugural WelldernessTM festival is scheduled in Estes Park, May 31st through June 2nd, 2019. Wellderness is a weekend of health and fitness with a full schedule of activities including a 6k and a 10k run that will benefit the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.
Event organizer, John Cimperman, stated, “When we developed the concept for Wellderness, we thought Estes Park would be the ideal place to launch the event. The natural beauty of Estes Park, its venues, and the local community support provides all the ingredients for a successful event.” Cimperman added, “We really hope the local community participates in the festival, whether joining us on the trails or attending the health expo up at the Ridgeline Hotel.”
In addition to the trail runs that start Saturday morning, the Wellderness festival will host a health expo at the Ridgeline Hotel. This expo will be highlighted by a presentation from former Olympic skier and NFL player, Jeremy Bloom. In addition, the Wellderness health expo will feature Juli Rathke, Founder/Publisher of YOGA+Life Magazine, elite marathoner, Jenni Nettik, and Brittany Charboneau, also know as the “Funny Runner,” who intersects comedy with the world of competitive running. Local residents are welcome to attend the health expo.
The schedule of events and programming for Saturday, June 1st is as follows:
• 8 a.m.- Race registration at The Ridgeline Hotel
• 9 a.m.- 10k trail run
• 9:15 a.m.- 6k Lake Estes ‘fun run’
• 9 a.m.- Yoga hosted by Juli Rathke
• 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Health and Wellness Expo at the Estes Park Convention and Meeting Center
• 7 p.m.- Brews & Blues Post Party with Pick & Howl
Admission to the Health and Wellness Expo is free. The Brews & Blues Party, which includes a BBQ dinner, is $35 per person.
For more information on Wellderness and to register for the 6k or 10k race visit wellderness.com.