Physical Wellness

As physicians we know that eating right and exercising are good for our bodies. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we don’t prioritize taking care of ourselves. That’s why we’ve developed activities such as our annual Physician Steps Challenge and provide healthy, tasty snacks in the physician lounges. Let’s help each other jump-start healthy habits.

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Races and Training Programs

Each year Children's employees participate in the Publix Half Marathon, Autism Speaks Walk, Superhero Sprint, Kaiser Permanente 5K and Associated Credit Union All-Star Run.

2018 race dates:

  • Publix Half Marathon - March 18
  • Autism Speaks Walk - April 29
  • Superhero Sprint - June 2
  • Kaiser Permanente 5K - TBA
  • Associated Credit Union All-Star Run - TBA

If you or a team of coworkers would like to complete any of the races mentioned above or another community race, such as a 5K, a 10K or marathon, Strong4Life offers beginner training plans. Contact Strong4Life@choa.org if you have a team ready to train.

Additional training resources:

Register today for the Superhero Sprint

Get your capes, masks and running shoes ready! It’s time to sign up for the Superhero Sprint on Saturday, June 2. Benefiting Strong4Life, the annual event consists of a 5K, 1-mile fun run and costume contest in Piedmont Park.

Be sure to invite your kids, grandkids, grandparents and other family members to join you. This year, there will be a special celebratory tent for Children’s employees where you can show off your costume. It’s a family friendly event with face painting, inflatables, a free farmers market, Strong4Life activities and appearances by real superheroes.

There’ll be a designated pet area, so that your special pup can get some water and rest before the costume contest. Yes, there is a costume contest for the dogs too.

Registration is open until Thursday, May 31.

Register and learn more details about the event here

Check out a video from previous year’s races for inspiration.

Contact Michelle Cobb for additional information.