Max Move will be celebrating its 11th year on Saturday, but it will take on a different look because of COVID-19. With Culver Academies students at home because of the pandemic stay-at-home orders, Wellness Director Dana Neer is asking for everyone to walk, jog, run or bike up to 10 miles, the distance around Lake Maxinkuckee, on Saturday.
“Two years ago we placed it on Parents Weekend, and it was widely appreciated. Numerous parents enjoyed spending time with their children walking around Lake Max,” Neer explained. “This year, most families will not move around Lake Max, but most importantly, they can still be together walking in their hometowns across the globe.”
People who do participate are asked to email photos to Neer so they can be shared with the rest of the community.
For those people in Culver, Max Move will still travel around the lake. However, due to public gathering restrictions, people are asked to start from either their homes or another location. They are also asked to observe social distancing guidelines while they are participating.
Because of those guidelines, there will be no water or restroom locations along the route, he said, so people should bring their water bottles. The Thews, Hermanson, and Osborne families had originally offered to serve as these sites, Neer said, and he wanted to thank them for their offer.
Locally, people are asked to begin their walks before 10 a.m. Since everyone will be starting from different locations and times, they are reminded to be cautious of traffic and drivers are asked to be aware they may come up on people walking, running, or biking Saturday morning.