Community members, students and employees are invited to wear their sneakers and try out Hinds Community College’s new Fitness Trail on the Raymond Campus as part of a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony during Homecoming week activities.

The Fitness Trail is a part of the Healthy Hinds, Healthy Community initiative, which is funded by a Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation grant.  The trail will be dedicated at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The trail begins and ends at the north parking lot by the tennis courts near Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus.


Among the activities, Physical Therapists Assistant students will model stretching exercises and nursing students will perform blood pressure and pulse checks as well as counsel about BMI (Body Mass Index). The students from Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center will be available before the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. and afterward.

All attendees will be asked to commit to walking the one-mile trail three times a week with a goal of walking 30 miles by Christmas break. Commitment cards will be entered into a drawing for a free Fitbit.

After the ceremony, everyone is invited to walk the trail and try out the three fitness stations with the help of trained college Wellness Complex personnel. Healthy snacks including fruit and water will be provided as well as a limited number of T-shirts to the first participants. Cheering everyone on will be the Hinds cheerleaders with Ernie the Eagle, Hi-Steppers and Eagle band drum line.

For more information, call 601.857.3363.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 11,500 credit students in fall 2015. To learn more, visit or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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