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Try the rock-climbing wall, check out fitness demonstrations, plant seeds and more at Marysville’s 10th annual Healthy Communities Challenge Day on Saturday, June 2. 

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Creek Elementary School, 6505 60th Dr. NE — off SR 528. Kids and parents can learn about fitness, nutrition, gardening, recreation opportunities and more at the annual event. More than 70 vendors will be on hand to help connect participants to healthier living. 

“Making healthy choices and finding new ways to stay active can be challenging for busy families,” said Mayor Jon Nehring. “Challenge Day is a great way to explore healthy new ideas for the summer and make a commitment to a lifetime of health.”

Challenge Day features a variety of health and fitness activities, including:

•Fitness demonstrations


•Kids arts and crafts

•Health checks

•Seed planting

•Free giveaways

Kids and parents can also enjoy high-energy performances from Kung Fu 4 Kids and Rising Stars Gymnastics as well as have some bubble fun and even get their feet moving with the YMCA. 

The City of Marysville partners with several local community sponsors to host challenge day, including primary sponsor The Everett Clinic, Marysville Together Community Coalition, Marysville School District, YMCA, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Sno-Isle Libraries - Marysville, Health 1st Chiropractic, North Cascades Crew, Kung Fu 4 Kids, Bourne Orthodontics, Spark Hot Hoga, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Healthy Remedies DoTERRA Essential Oils, Marysville Youth Football League/Youth Cheerleading, North County Outlook and Creo Dentistry.

For more information about Healthy Communities Challenge Day, call Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation at 360-363-8400 or visit


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