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2012

5th Annual NIH Take a Hike Day | May 10

Mother Nature did not stand in our way. After several days of rain, a clear blue sky, fluffy white clouds and a nice breeze shared in the fun and adventures as participants ran/walked along the 2.8 mile hike around the perimeter of the NIH campus.
 
The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association invited a special guest, former Washington Redskin's cornerback and NFL Hall of Famer, Mr. Darrell Green to assist with the official starting of the event.
 
 
Warm Up infront of Building 1 Employees participating in the warm up session Employees exercising with baby
View of event from the steps of Building 1 Darrell Green Randy Shcools, CEO NIH R&W, Darrel Green, Dr. Alfred Johnson, Director, ORS, Chris Gaines, Wellness Program Manager, DATS
Dr. Johnson and Darrel Green Participants walking infront of Building 1 Participants walking infront of Building 1
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2011

NIH Health & Wellness Expo | September 7 & 8

On September 7 and 8 the NIH Health and Wellness Council in partnership with the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (ORS/DATS), and the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) Fitness Program hosted the 2nd Annual NIH Health and Wellness Expo - Fall Fitness Festival.
 
This two day Expo was held in Building 45 (Natcher Conference Center) from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 7, and from 11:30am to 4:00pm on Thursday, September 8. The Expo featured free exercise classes, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, speakers, healthy product vendors, and health information booths.
 
 
Health and Wellness Expo Expert Panel Group Healh and Wellness Expo Health Assessment Health and Wellness Expo Tap Dance Demo
Health and Wellness Expo Dance Class Health and Wellness Expo Table Exhibitors Health and Wellness Expo Expert Panel
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Spring into Health- 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | May 25 & 26

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament was part of a month long wellness event sponsored by The NIH Office of the Director and AIDS Research.  In partnership with The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, the two day 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held to support healthy activities in the spring time. 

 
3on3 Basketball Tournament 3on3 basketball tournament- layup to the basket 3 on 3 basketball tournament- lay up to the basket with defense
3on3 women’s basketball tournament aerial view of 3on3 basketball tournament 3on3 men’s basketball tournament
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Take a Hike Day | May 11

On a beautiful sunny day, over 1,700 employees joined together with their colleagues to participate in NIH’s largest wellness event. NIHers opted to either jog or take a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of the NIH campus, spanning a total distance of 2.8 miles.
 
Take a Hike Day walking group Take a Hike Day group infront of bldg 1 Take a Hike Day walking group walking down Wilson Dr. toward Rockville Pike
Take a Hike Day water table Take a Hike Day walking group Take a Hike Day large group infront of bldg 1
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2010

NIH Health Angels Halo Chase | April 14

An annual charity run held at the NIH Campus, the Health Angels Halo Chase consists of a 5k run and 1 mile walk. NIH Record Article

NIH Health Angels Halo Chase participants warming up 

NIH Health Angels Halo Chase participants and viewers NIH Health Angels Halo Chase participants waiting at the starting line
NIH Health Angels Halo Chase participants starting to run NIH Health Angels Halo Chase participants making their way down Wilson Dr. NIH Health Angels Halo Chase participant finishing the race
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NIH Health & Wellness Expo | September 8

Over 400 employees attended the Expo and were able to visit over 30 wellness stations to receive information on how to begin or continue a healthier lifestyle, and also participate in free health screenings and fitness assessments and classes. Other activities included presentations from expert speakers on various Health and Wellness activities and initiatives.

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Get Beach Ready Day | June 3

An annual physical activity day sponsored by the NIH R&W Fitness Program and the Office of Research Services, DATS, Get Beach Ready Day consists of a volleyball competition and free outdoor group exercise classes.

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3rd Annual Take a Hike Day | May 20

One of the largest wellness events at NIH, Take a Hike Day is an annual opportunity for NIH employees to engage in outdoor physical activity with their colleagues by taking a leisurely stroll or jog around the perimeter of the NIH campus, spanning a total distance of 2.8 miles. NIH Record Article #1; NIH Record Article #2

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Spring into Health | May 4

A month-long series of wellness events sponsored by the NIH Office of the Director and the Office of AIDS Research, Spring into Health offers a variety of free exercise classes, wellness seminars and health screenings at various locations on and off the main NIH campus. NIH Record Article

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2009

"Feds Get Fit" 5K Walk/Run | October 27

To support the official launch of the “Feds Get Fit” campaign, the NIH sponsored a 5K run/walk around the perimeter of the NIH campus. The "Feds Get Fit" campaign is a nationwide campaign for Federal employees to promote the President's HealthierUS initiative for a healthier America. The "Four Pillars," or key elements, for a healthy lifestyle include Physical Activity, Nutrition, Preventive Screenings and Healthy Choices.

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26th Annual Institute Challenge Relay | September 19

This annual event first held in 1978, consists of co-ed teams of five runners each running a half-mile loop around Building 1 on the NIH campus. The winning team has their names engraved on the Allen Lewis NIH Memorial Trophy, located at the Bldg. 31 Fitness Center. NIH Record Article

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Get Beach Ready | June 2

Participants showed off their skill at volleyball, their strength at Tug of War and joined various group exercise classes such as Pilates, core conditioning, indoor group cycling, stretching, move n' groove, boxing conditioning and body challenge. NIH Record Article Download Free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this PDF file

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2nd Annual NIH Take a Hike Day | May 6

Over 1,700 NIH employees registered to participate. Check out which ICs won the coveted Take a Hike Day trophies. NIH Record Article

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Spring into Health | May 4

“Spring into Health,” sponsored by the OD and the Office of AIDS Research, rocked the house—or the tent, actually—in its May 4 kick-off ceremony. NIH Record Article Download Free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this PDF file

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