Set in the great outdoors of the Texas Hill Country and just outside the doors of the JW Marriott, the Viva Fresh Produce Expo announces the first annual 5K Run and 1-Mile Wellness Walk on Saturday, April 2 starting at 7:00 am.

“Our goal was to create more activities and events in keeping with our mission of promoting healthier lifestyles by increasing the consumption of fruits and veggies,” commented Jimmy Bassetti, President of J&D Produce and Chairman of the Viva Fresh Expo steering committee.  “It’s fitting that the keynote session follows this event since Dr. Drew Ramsey will be speaking on the power of brain food and we’ll announce the Healthy Living Award recipient during this session.”

DMA SolutionsSponsored by DMA Solutions and hosted by Bound Outdoors, there will be a course for the runners and a separate course for those who prefer to walk.  Both are “out and back” courses and will be well marked with signage at all turns, course markers spaced throughout and guides to direct.

“This will be a fun event that’s free for all attendees and exhibitors to enjoy the surrounding nature of the San Antonio hill country, “said Bret Erickson, President and CEO of the Texas International Produce Association.  “The course follows level ground mixed with gentle hills that winds around the resort in a beautiful, Springtime setting.”

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The event will wrap up at 8:20 am allowing enough time for participants to get back in time to attend the Keynote session which will start at 9:00 am and the Expo hall will open at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 2.