The “Get Your Walk On In Waukon” annual family fun walk and 5K was held on Saturday, August 4, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration.   The event was co-sponsored this year by the “Walk-On Waukon” fundraising committee who has been raising funds for this past year to extend the walking paths in the city of Waukon.

The Healthiest State Initiative strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day. That is the reason the hospital offered a 1.5 mile walk and the optional 5K again this year as well.  Many participants took advantage of both of the routes.

Logan Houg of Waukon was the first to cross the finish line with Jeremy Peake a very close second.  Trisha Wilkins of Waukon was the first female to cross the finish line.  All those participating in Saturday’s event received complimentary hospital goodies bags and water bottles as well as information on the Walk-On Waukon purpose and the many benefits of walking.  Free diabetes/blood sugar tests and massages were also offered to all participants.

The hospital would like to invite the public to continue to enjoy the event routes anytime.  Maps of the 1.5 mile walk and 5K route are available at the main entrance of the hospital. Then just follow the orange painted arrows on the streets. 

For questions, please call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 568-3411.

Veterans Memorial Hospital


40 First St SE

Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, a rural community in the very northeast corner of Iowa.