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Hundreds Run to Commit to a Healthier New Year

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet?
Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet?

Hundreds of folks in Bentonville kicked off the new year on the right foot toward healthy living.

Many folks make New Years Resolutions to either start something or quit something, but one New Years event was simply to just commit, by ringing in the new year with a run.

Commitment Day 5K Wednesday morning brought in anyone from seasoned runners to casual walkers, like mother of 2 Martine Pollard.

"Health and wellness has always been a priority for me, but a working mom and a new mom has a lot of challenges and I just want to commit to my health so I can be a better mother and a better wife," she said.

The Mercy Foundation in Northwest Arkansas is a beneficiary of the run.

Pollard also works for Mercy Hospital.

"Mercy is committed to really getting health care right and offering really good quality care to Northwest Arkansas, and so the contributions will help go towards those efforts," Pollard said.

By practicing what she preaches, Pollard knows this new year has begun on the right foot and encourages others to do the same.

"If you feel better, you'll be better, you'll be better in your work, you'll be better in your family, so just get out and move."

Only about 8 percent of folks actually keep to their new years resolutions, but people who crossed the finish line Wednesday are committed to seeing their resolutions to the end.



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