Paul Wessel of Sequim walks over a bridge in Carrie Blake Park as part of the Fun Walk benefiting the Dungeness Valley Health Wellness Clinic last year. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim’s free clinic to host walk, fair Saturday

SEQUIM — The Dungeness Valley Health &Wellness Clinic, Sequim’s free clinic, will host its 13th annual Fun Walk and a health fair at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The walk will begin at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. in Sequim.

This year, the course will be a 5K Fun Walk. That is equal to 3.1 miles. Those who want to walk only a 1-mile course can do so. Those who want to run either course also are welcome to do so.

New this year is online registration, available at sequimfreeclinic.org.

Registration is $10 per adult. Those 12 and younger can participate free of charge.

Individuals, families and teams also can register the day of the walk beginning at 8 a.m.

The course will run through Carrie Blake Park, the Water Reuse Demonstration Site and a part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. All pets must be leashed on the walk.

Through the participation of various specialist departments from Olympic Medical Center, a variety of health and wellness information and services also will be available, such as screenings of blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen saturation.

Booths also will introduce visitors to the AED defibrillator and provide information about disaster preparedness.

Proceeds from the walk go to the Dungeness Valley Health &Wellness Clinic, which offers urgent and chronic medical care for the uninsured and underinsured.

More information about the clinic is available at sequimfreeclinic.org.

For more information about the walk, call Sara Nicholls at 360-582-2976.

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