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Rise to 5K Lit a Spark

Kim Curtis submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Kim challenged herself and found support among her training group partners to run a 5K race and continue jogging afterward! I had just turned 50 and read about the Rise VT 5K training. I've tried...

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After First 5K, Running is Infectious!

Lauren Brookes submitted this photo and caption as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Way to go with keeping up with your running after your first 5K! My first 5K was the Run for Jim and it was such an amazing experience running with people young and old coming...

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Rise to 5K for Good Health

Jonathan Billings submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Jonathan won second place with this story of the Rise to 5K training schedule getting him back into running for good health! I wanted to share my story to say thank you for the online 5k...

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Rise to 5K Gave Me More Energy and New Friends!

Lysette Marchegiani submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Lysette won first place with this story of her local Rise to 5K running group making a big difference in her life! Hi my name is Lyssette. I moved to Bennington, Vermont 2 years ago from...

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Blog Re-Post: Vital Communities Valley Quest

This blog post was originally posted on the Vital Communities blog. The post shares recent updates from the Valley Quest project in Windsor County which is supported by RiseVT-Windsor County. Valley Quest is an award-winning, place-based education program that uses...

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Wellness Journals at Townshend Elementary

RiseVT-Windham County awarded an amplify grant to Townshend Elementary School to provide RiseVT Wellness Journals to students as a self-monitoring and regulation tool for students to identify identify sleep, exercise, screen time, mindfulness, water intake, and...

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Addison County Farmacy Project

ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network) is a community non-profit whose mission is to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermont's Champlain Valley. The organization's Addison County Farmacy Project’s connects families in the Porter...

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Wellness and Learning Go Hand-in-Active-Hand!

by RiseVT Staff and Grand Isle School Students Students at Grand Isle School were excited when Moretti, the RiseVT/FGI School Wellness Specialist, showed up this academic year. He is always smiling and ready to play a game. Teachers who early-on invited him into the...

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All Aboard at the South Hero Bike Train!

Written by Moretti, RiseVT Wellness Specialist Some of the sure signs of Spring in South Hero: the ice goes out, trees bloom, and the Bike Train sponsored by South Hero Recreation Department starts back up. For the last four or five years, Dr. Hobbs of the Rec...

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