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photos by Linda Wigod and Carol Brock

Ringing in the New Year with Oats and Running

photos by Linda Wigod and Carol Brock

They say oats and running are healthy for the heart, so why not combine the two? That’s what happens every year at Lafayette’s annual Oatmeal Festival, where participants ring in the New Year with a 5k walk/run, and enjoy a steaming bowl of oatmeal afterward.

A health fair with screenings, demos and more rounded out this year’s Jan. 14 event, but sponsors might want to rethink some of those toppings at the oatmeal bar. Gummy bears, M&Ms, gumdrops, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, whaaaat???!!! At least everyone ran off those calories!

photos by Linda Wigod and Carol Brock
photos by Linda Wigod and Carol Brock
photos by Linda Wigod and Carol Brock