SAN ANTONIO – AARP is hosting the first ever “Paloween Hustle 5K” on Oct. 22 for families to get active together, as well as make memories at the Palomino Pumpkin Patch with plenty of activities for all ages.
AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Activities like these break the social isolation adults may experience as they age, because they may live alone, have lost a spouse or loved one, or have limited mobility.
There is strong evidence that social isolation can increase health risks for adults aged 50 and older, according to AARP. So, the Paloween Hustle 5K and the Palomino Pumpkin Patch are opportunities to stay mentally and physically active.
Participants will be able to run or walk this family-friendly Halloween-themed trail right on the Palo Alto campus. The race begins at 8 a.m. for ages 12 and up. To run or walk in the Paloween 5K, all you have to do is register before the deadline on October 21 at 11:59 p.m. Registration fees range from $5 to $25.
While AARP advocates for better healthcare and benefits for older adults, they also provide many other opportunities for older adults to get out, keep active and enjoy life.
“There’s something for everyone. So our Paloween 5K run and the Palomino Pumpkin Patch provides a time for families to spend quality time together,” Ismael Herrera, AARP Texas Associate State Director, said.
Once participants are finished at the 5k, everyone is invited to the Palomino Pumpkin Patch on the Palo Alto College Campus. The Pumpkin Patch we will have a free petting zoo, a kiddie train, face painting, crafts and games.
To register for the Paloween Hustle 5K Run, visit the Palo Alto College website. You can also find more events offered by AARP visiting their Facebook at @AARPTexas or visit our website at www.aarp.org/sanantonio.