Health

February 20, 2013

Gordon Hospital Foundation announces 3nd annual Run For Your Life date

CALHOUN — Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Run For Your Life Road Race. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Gordon Hospital. All proceeds raised from this event will benefit services and facilities at the hospital.

“Each year the race gets better and better,” says Judy Jackson, director of development for Gordon Hospital. “People are coming for all over our area to participate and we hope it continues to grow and grow. This will be our third race and are excited about it once again.”  

The Run for Your Life course will start and end in front of Gordon Hospital. Runners and walkers of all ages and capabilities are invited to participate. The course will go through the hospital parking lot to 911 Boulevard, right onto Curtis Parkway, and through the Derby/Normandy/Devonwood neighborhood and then back in a similar fashion. “Now that the Harris Radiation Therapy Center is complete, we will go back to our original race course. Because of the construction, we had to alter it slightly last year, but not by much. The course should be familiar to those that have ran or walked each year” says Jackson. “We are excited about “sponsoring the race again. 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’s 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 and strollers are welcome too.”

There are a couple of easy ways to register for “Run For Your Life”. The first is by visiting www.active.com or by going to www.gordonhospital.com and clicking on the home page banner. Both of these options will take you to the registration website so that you can do online registration. 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. The registration form can be found at the main information desk at the hospital or by visiting www.gordonhospial.com and clicking on the link in Gordon Highlights. That link will take you to a downloaded form, where you can print if off and mail it back in to the foundation with your entry fee.

The cost of the race is:

• Early registration (until March 15), $20

• Registration between March 16-April 8, $25

• Race-day Registration for everyone including students, $30

• Students $15 (until March 15); students from March 16-April 8, $20

 Race-day registration will begin at 5 p.m. near the start/finish 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. All participants will receive a goody bag. For more information, please contact Jackson at (706) 879.4744 or via email at judy.jackson@ahss.org.

 

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