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Community Turns Out For Copley Run for the Heart

October 6, 2015

5K, One-Mile Health Walk Kicked Off Rocktoberfest

Morrisville, VT…Community members turned out to support the first ever Copley Hospital Run for the Heart this past Saturday, October 3rd. Ninety people turned out on a cold morning to run or walk the 5K or 1-Mile Health Walk. Participants included four people in the 70-79 years of age category, several youngsters in the 2-5 years of age category, and graduates of Copley Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Both runners and walkers appreciated the flat, fast course that had them running or walking in Oxbow Park and on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. The event, which kicked off the 2015 Morrisville Rocktoberfest, raised $2,560 for Copley Hospital’s heart health programs.

Special thanks to the Copley Run for the Heart presenting sponsor, Community National Bank. Additional support was received by Casella, Administrative Controls Management, Inc., Concept2, Inc., H.A. Manosh, Corp., Baker Plumbing & Heating, Johnson Hardware and Rental, Demars Properties, Johnson State College, Manufacturing Solutions, Inc., and McMahon Chevrolet Buick. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont provided copies of “A Walker’s Guide to Morrisville and Hyde Park” for all of the participants. Thanks also to local businesses, including Olympia Sports, for donating gift certificates and prizes for the event. Blue Cross Blue Shield provided copies of “A Walker’s Guide to Morrisville and Hyde Park” for participants.

The Copley Hospital Run for the Heart was coordinated by a volunteer committee. Copley thanks Richard Craig, Holly Cooke, Kathy Demars, Tricia Follert, Steffany Mosley, Ron Ridlon, Beth Salvas, Treva Southworth, Jamey Ventura, Nancy Wagner, and Geanie Young. They donated time, expertise, and physical labor to help make the event happen. Also assisting at the event were volunteers from Copley Hospital, Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, Community National Bank, and Healthy Lamoille Valley.

Copley Cardiologist Dr. Adam Kunin started the 5K Race, while Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist Betsy Harper led the 1-Mile Health Walk. Overall winners of the race received a gift card to Olympia Sports and a pint of maple syrup from Dr. Kunin’s sugar bush.

Race Results:

Overall Winners
Male: Art Mathisen, Elmore 18:27
Female: Bryna Bailey, Stowe 21:38

Age Group Results

19 and Under

Male: Eli Smith, Morrisville 24:52
Female: Maggie Hay, Harwick 30:59

Female: Brittany Hay, Morrisville 26:29

Male: Dale Johnson, Eden 26:22
Female: Ashley Clough, Morrisville 24:27

Male: Tom Vincelette, Hyde Park 20:45
Female: Selina Rooney, Morrisville 22:22

Male: Christopher Todoroff, Hyde Park 28:06
Female: Sherry Melanson, Morrisville 22:22

Male: Craig Myotte, Morrisville 21:34

Male: Richard Shanley, Morrisville 30:48

A complete listing of the 5K results are available online at
That link also leads to a training program for anyone interested in getting into shape to participate next year.

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. For the past four years, Copley has been recognized as a HealthStrong Hospital, an award of excellence based on a comprehensive measurement metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. It has also been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in New England based on patient satisfaction. Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services and Urology on its campus in Morrisville. Visit or call 802-888-8888 for more information.