Health and Wellness

Olathe Chamber healthy initiatives

Leadership Olathe

One of our signature programs at the Olathe Chamber is our Leadership Olathe program that began in 1982. In the past, we’ve had a small health component as part of one of the first couple of Leadership Olathe sessions. Beginning in 2023, we’ve added a full day dedicated to health and wellness. It will start at Olathe Health, move to Cedar Lake Village to hear on aging adults, then to KidsTLC, KVC Health Systems and finish the day at the Johnson County Health Department.

Garmin Olathe Marathon

When this event began as the Olathe Marathon two decades ago, it was just the 26.2-mile race. We soon added the half marathon and 10K option.

When Garmin became our title sponsor, we added the Munchkin Marathon to offer younger runners an opportunity to run the first 25 miles at their own pace in the weeks leading up to the event and finishing the final 1.2 on race day on the marathon course. 

Two years ago, we added the Senior Walk to offer those 55 and older an opportunity to be a part of the Garmin Olathe Marathon on race day.

Now, the Garmin Olathe Marathon has something for everyone, an option for runners and marathon enthusiasts of all ages. We want to be certain that everyone has an opportunity to cross that finish line with pride, whether you’re 7 or 70!

In addition to the Expo and Packet Pick-up prior to race day, we’ve added a Health Expo in 2023. Runners will have the opportunity make their way through the expo on their way to picking up their race packet on Thursday and Friday prior to race day.

Humana Insurance

Our program with Humana offers group coverage for our members. Through this partnership, the Olathe Chamber brings its members the opportunity to take advantage of one of the fastest growing group health coverage products – at a preferred price.

Health and wellness checks

We all know that maintaining a healthy body is about being both proactive and reactive. Even the best health regiment isn’t enough. You need to rely on preventative medicine to help avoid those trips to the doctor, but just in case, the Olathe Chamber has you covered. From head to toe, Olathe Chamber members are here to help.

 

Alzheimer & Dementia Care & Services

Counseling and Behavioral Health Care

Dentists/Dental Care

Dermatology

Eye Doctors and Optical Services

Family Medicine

Health Care Facilities and Hospitals

Home Health Services

Hospices

Medical Services

Medical Spa

Occupational Medicine

Pharmacies and Drug Stores

Physicians & Surgeons

Rehabilitation Services

Senior Living

Ultrasound Imaging

Mental Health Wellness

Maintaining a healthy body important, but so is having a healthy mind. The past few years have been rough and for many, mental health has taken a backseat. Many have come to the realization that the right state of mind is paramount to a healthy lifestyle.

Mental Health | Johnson County Kansas (jocogov.org)

Counseling and Behavioral Health Care (olathe.org)

On the road (or trail) to wellness

Taking the road (or trail) less traveled is encouraged in Olathe. And in some cases, the trails that snake through our community are as crowded as the city streets.

With more than 26 miles of trails within the city limits along with another 13 miles of trails located in Olathe parks, Olathe is connected. If that weren’t enough for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle or stretch the legs while visiting Olathe, there are more than 26 miles of bike lanes added to city streets.

While getting out and taking advantage of the trails has become even more popular in the past year, another popular stop in the area parks are the disc golf courses.

In both the case of the city and the county, each of the 18-hole courses are seated in the heart of beautiful parks across the area.

Hiking & Biking Trails | Johnson County Park & Rec, KS (jcprd.com)

Trails & Bike Lanes | City of Olathe (olatheks.org)

What to do to stay active in Olathe

Whether you’re walking, running or biking along the miles and miles of trails throughout Olathe, or finding time to enjoy any one of nearly 250 city and county parks in the area, there is never a shortage of things to do to stay active. Here are a few of the outstanding offerings throughout our community.

LAKE OLATHE
191 N WARD CLIFF DRIVE
913-971-8600
www.olatheks.org

ERNIE MILLER NATURE CENTER
909 N HIGHWAY 7
913-764-7759
www.jcprd.com

PRAIRIE CENTER
555 N OLATHE VIEW ROAD
913-971-8563
www.olatheks.org

ROKC
654 N CENTRAL ST
913-318-3600
www.climbkc.com/olathe

TIMBER RIDGE ADVENTURE CENTER
12300 S HOMESTEAD LANE
913-856-8849
www.jcprd.com

CEDAR LAKE PARK
15500 S LONE ELM ROAD
913-971-8563
www.olatheks.org

CEDAR NILES PARK
12650 S. Claire Road
Cedar-Niles-Park-Map-PDF (jcprd.com)
Cedar-Niles-Park-Trails-Map-PDF (jcprd.com)

SMILEY’S GOLF COMPLEX
10195 MONTICELLO TERR
913-782-1323
www.smileysgolf.com

SYCAMORE RIDGE GOLF CLUB
21731 CLUBHOUSE DR
913-592-5292
www.sycamoreridgegolf.com

PRAIRIE HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE
14698 S INVERNESS ST
913-856-7235
www.prairiehighlands.com

HERITAGE PARK GOLF COURSE
16447 Constance St.
913-829-4653                                                                                      Heritage Park Golf Open for Play | Johnson County Park & Rec, KS (jcprd.com)

 

Healthy eating options

When it comes to eating, there are plenty of options in and around Olathe. Something for every palette, budget, and dietary need and restriction. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, a healthy option or a way to prepare something fresh all by yourself, we’ve got you covered. Check here for a link to all the restaurant options in Olathe.

Olathe Restaurants | The Best Restaurants in Olathe KS