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StreetsAlive! events scheduled

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Annual StreetsAlive! energizing summer events promise to spark movement in area communities. In downtown Fargo-Moorhead, three miles of streets through both cities will be closed to cars to encourage walking, running, biking, rollerblading, dancing and other human movement. Special events, demonstrations and vendor booths spill over into parking lots and parks along the route. People may join in StreetsAlive! activities anywhere along the route.

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Dates for 2013 events in Fargo-Moorhead are July 14 and Aug. 25, both Sundays, from noon until 5 p.m. In its fourth year, 11,500 people attended this rapidly-growing street phenomenon last summer.

West Fargo StreetsAlive! will be Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with West Fest, and another will be held July 20 in Dilworth from 6 to 8 p.m.

Fargo's 10th Avenue North will serve as Activity Alley with free group events like zumba, yoga, hoola hooping and kids fitness. Healthy living exhibitors will gather at Davy Memorial Park in Participation Parkway. The parking lot for the Fargo Civic Center will host a healthy food festival. In downtown Fargo, spectators can watch performances in pole vaulting, gymnastics and fencing.

Musical entertainment and other special side events will situate along the StreetsAlive! route. An event map and details can be found at www.fmstreetsalive.org.

StreetsAlive! events inspire people to adopt more physically active lifestyles regardless of current health and physical condition. They also promote the adoption of biking and walking to get around - for both transportation and health. StreetsAlive! is organized by CassClayAlive! (formerly Cass Clay Healthy People Initiative) and Active in Moorhead.

Sponsors for this event are Dakota Medical Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, Essentia Health, Forum Communications Company, Y94, TNT Kid's Fitness, Valley News Live, Great Northern Bicycle Company, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, Sanford Health System, City of Fargo, Kilbourne Group, Prairie Public Television, North Star Safety, High Plains Reader and West Fargo Parks, .

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