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Get heart healthy, snap selfies, win prizes in the #MoveMoreSGF Scavenger Hunt

April 04, 2019


Downtown Springfield is loaded with incredible selfie spots. The butterfly wings. The Springfield mural. The Park Central Square Fountain. The Systematic drive thru. The Hotel Vandivort bathroom. Etc. etc. etc.

The American Heart Association is giving downtown 12 more selfie spots in April. It’s part of Move More Month and your snapshots could win you prizes!

Move more, SGF

The AHA is encouraging you to get out with family, friends and coworkers for a walk around downtown in search of brightly-colored hearts. Each heart highlights information on the benefits of exercise, with a particular emphasis on walking as a safe and easy option.

This scavenger hunt is comprised of 12 locations scattered throughout downtown. It started April 1 and runs through April 30. A variety of sites were chosen to highlight historical, educational and unique experiences in Springfield.

Participation is free! Just snap a picture of yourself with the hearts and share on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #movemoreSGF. Don’t forget to tag your teammates! You can also email photos to jviele@springfieldmo.gov.

The math is simple: 1 heart picture = 1 drawing entry. Your chances of winning go up if you find all the hearts! Get your entries submitted by April 30. The drawing will is May 1. The grand prize is a $100 gift card to 5 Pound Apparel.

The Downtown Springfield Association is proud to partner with the AHA, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the City of Springfield for the #movemoreSGF Scavenger Hunt.

Partners: American Heart Association, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Downtown Springfield Association, Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the City of Springfield.

Get clued in.

Find clues for the scavenger hunt on the event’s Facebook page. The 12 clues are independent and do not build on each other.

While we can’t give away any of the locations, we can tell you that No. 1 is pretty close to our door. Its clue reads:

It’s always good to read a book at the library to feel mellow, but stay safe and use crosswalks like your friend in yellow! #SGFYields

The rest of the clues are just as clever. Find all 12 and you will learn some great bits of Springfield history as you get more active.

Why walking?

There’s a good reason for that. Walking is one of the simplest ways to get active and stay active. According to research funded by the AHA, walking can have a significant impact on your health by lowering your chances of heart disease.

Heart disease and stroke are this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. Physical activity and heart-healthy living can help reduce your risk.

Step off!

Another great way to get your steps in is at the 2019 SW Missouri Heart Walk, 9 a.m. April 6 at Hammons Field. The family-friendly event features lots of fun:

  • Health Expo from 9-10 a.m.
  • Kids Zone, Including Balloons and Face Painting
  • 1-Mile and 3-Mile Walk Routes
  • A Lap Around the Perimeter of Hammons Field to end the walk

You can find more information about the SW Missouri Heart Walk on our event calendar, or at www.swmoheartwalk.org.

Fore more information on Move More Month, contact Peggy Scott, Communications Coordinator of the American Heart Association, at Peggy.Scott@heart.org. You can also contact Kathryn Wall, Public Information Administrator of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, at kwall@springfieldmo.gov.

See you outside in Downtown Springfield!