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TRYathlon features hula hoops, hop scotch and four square

Posted: April 16, 2009

(Denver, Colo.) — WHAT/WHY: The fifth annual Wellness TRYathlon, designed to educate Auraria Campus community members on leading a positive and healthy lifestyle, will focus on easy and affordable ways of reducing stress during these tough economic times.

The theme is “Bringing it back to the basics 2009.”
Forty Auraria students, staff and faculty were identified as potential “change agents” and recruited to participate in this invitation-only event, which includes a keynote presentation, exercise routines and concludes with a lunch. The keynote will be delivered by Visiting Assistant Professor of Nutrition James Stevens. The lunch will be catered by students from Metro State’s Hospitality, Tourism and Events department.

The goal is that participants will then share that knowledge with their colleagues, families and friends. As in past years, the program will highlight three aspects: healthy movement, stress management and nutrition.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21

11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (Keynote at PE Events Center-West court)
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Exercise routines at the PE Events Center –West court)
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.  Lunch* (Plaza Building, Room 128)

Lunch Menu: Cajun Catfish Salad, Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Golden Honey Herb Roast Chicken, Green Beans Almondine, and Fruit Bran Cake with Vanilla Pear Sorbet
For an Auraria campus map and parking please go to:

2009 TRYathlon sponsors include Campus Recreation at Auraria, Auraria Library, Health Center at Auraria, Metropolitan State College of Denver Office of Institutional Diversity, BACCHUS Network, Clif Bars, Colorado Beef Council, YMCA, and Justin’s Nutbutter.


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

Metro State is a fully accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,700 students. It is Colorado’s leader in educating in-state undergraduates and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 63,000 alumni, the bulk of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at