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Creating a Healthier Community - Race to Health and Step by Step Family Wellness Day

The community is invited to participate in the 34th  annual Henry Ford Allegiance Race to Health and Step by Step Family Wellness Day on Saturday, September 22. Our vision is to create Michigan’s healthiest community through exceptional health care and inspiring a passion for wellness. This special community event supports that vision by encouraging people of all ages to develop healthier lifestyles through physical activity.

The event takes place on the Henry Ford Allegiance hospital campus, 205 N. East Avenue in Jackson.

Henry Ford Allegiance Race to Health

  • 5 Mile Run - 8 a.m.
  • 5K Run - 9 a.m.
  • 5K Walk - 9:05 a.m.

Registration includes a short sleeve moisture wicking race shirt. Free breakfast will be available for all participants and their families.


Race packets and registration will also be available in front of Paul Tejada Center for Radiation Oncology, located at 1102 E. Michigan Avenue, on Friday, September 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 8:50 a.m. on Race Day.


Runners Clinic: Drop in when you pick up your race packet on Friday, Sept 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Free!


Step by Step Family Wellness Day, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., will feature free, family-friendly activities, including a rock climbing wall and an inflatable obstacle course. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


This year’s event includes special options for our joint replacement and open-heart patients:


Wellness Walk: For joint replacement patients, a free walk starts at 10 a.m. on September 22.


Heart Walk: For open-heart patients, a free walk starts at 10:15 a.m. on September 9/22.


Visit to register and learn more details.


About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region. Visit to learn more.


About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health System is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III. Visit to learn more.