Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Run for Your Life 5K Race. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Gordon Central High School. All proceeds raised from this event will benefit services and facilities at the hospital.
“I look forward to this race every year,” says Jeni Hasselbrack, associate vice president of human resources. “People come from all over our region to participate, and we hope it continues to grow. We moved the race to the fall this year, but we plan to move it back to the spring next year.”
The 5K course will start at Gordon Central High School near Ashworth Middle School and end in front of Gordon Hospital. Runners and walkers of all ages and capabilities are invited to participate.
“We decided to change up the race course a bit,” says Hasselbrack. “As a hospital, we know how important physical fitness is in keeping ourselves and our families healthy, and we want to emphasis that. But it is also a great way to raise money for a wonderful cause, which will help all of our community for years to come. You don’t have to be a competitive runner either. You can walk, too.”
In addition to the 5K race for adults and students grades 6 and up, a CREATION Health Kids’ Fun Run 1K will take place at Gordon Central High School’s track beginning at 5 p.m.
“We wanted a fun race geared specifically for younger children,” said Denise Rustad, CREATION Health coordinator at Gordon Hospital. “Instilling healthy habits in children helps them continue to make healthy choices throughout their lives.”
There are a couple of easy ways to register. You can register for the Run for Your Life 5K by visiting www.active.com, which will take you to the online registration website.
If you prefer not to register online, you can complete a registration form and mail it back to the Foundation along with your entry fee. Registration forms for both races can be found at the main information desk at the hospital. Or you can visit www.gordonhospital.com to access the registration forms, which you can print off and mail it back in to the Foundation with your entry fee to: Gordon Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 304, Calhoun, GA 30703.
- The cost of the race is:
- Registration Between September 16 – October 12 – $25
- Race-Day Registration – $30
- Students (Grades 6 – 12) – $15
- Kids’ Fun Run (Ages 11 and Under) - $10
Race-day registration will begin at 4 p.m. near the start line.
Awards will be given for the top male and female finishers, as well as those placing in the top three for their age group. For more information, please contact Denise Rustad at 706.879.5850 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.