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Arbor Health organizes 5K & 8K for Mossyrock community group

Friday, May 20, 2022

MORTON, Wash. –Arbor Health is partnering with the Mossyrock Area Action League’s (MAAL) to organize a benefit run during the community’s Freedom Festival. The event will span the 4th of July holiday weekend with the run set for Sunday, July 3 at 9 a.m. (The route is still being determined.)

The proceeds of the Mossyrock Independence Day 5K & 8K will:

  • Support the Mossyrock Schools athletic programs (including offsetting the cost of the concussion management baseline testing).
  • Fund scholarships for low-income seniors to participate in Arbor Health’s senior exercise program.

The cost, which has been kept affordable to encourage participation, is $30 for adults and $25 for ages 9-17, which includes T-shirts. Children 8 and under are free with T-shirts being available for purchase. Participants are encouraged to register prior to June 16th to be ensured the availability of shirts at

“We became aware of the need for an event organizer when looking for wellness-event opportunities for our employees,” CEO Leianne Everett said in a prepared statement. “Our Community Wellness Director, Edwin Meelhuysen, was happy to take this on. With his enjoyment of participating in these types of events, this is a good fit for him and it’s a great fit for Arbor Health to partner with MAAL. Part of our mission is to nurture a healthy community, so this is ideal.”

Arbor Health will sponsor its own Joy in the Journey 5K Color Run on August 27 as part of the organization’s Wellness Week.

For more information on the Mossyrock Independence Day 5K & 8K, see