September 6, 2016
Morrisville, VT…Registration is open for Copley Hospital’s 5K Run for the Heart on October 1, 2016. This annual run/walk on the first Saturday in October kicks off Morrisville’s annual Rocktoberfst Street Festival Celebration. Online registration is available at www.copleyvt.org/run-for-the-heart.
The 5K run/walk starts at the Oxbow Park and uses the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Immediately following the 5K kick off, members of Copley’s Respiratory team will lead participants of the 1-mile health walk around the Oxbow park path. Runners and walkers in the 5K will be given “chipped” bibs, with 802 Timing providing timing services.
The goal of this family-friendly event is to promote healthy decisions, specifically focusing on a healthy heart. Why?
-In Lamoille County, heart disease is one of the top leading causes of death for ages 25+
-Heart disease is one of the top causes for inpatient hospitalizations, and is a prevalent chronic
-Heart disease is preventable and can be avoided with healthy lifestyle choices.
-Almost all of us have been touched by someone with heart disease.
All proceeds benefit Copley Hospital’s heart health programs including cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and wellness programs.
Event day registration opens at 9:00am for walk-ins and those who pre-registered. Volunteers from Community National Bank, the run’s presenting sponsor, will serve coffee, cider and muffins. Kinney Drugs Foundation has also provided key support. Following the race, participants are encouraged to participate in the many festivities that Rocktoberfest offers.
Form a team, join a team, or run/walk in honor of a loved one. Advance 5K registration for adults is $25, students $15 and 1-mile health walk for adults and students is $10 (both include t-shirt). Kids 6 and under are free; t-shirt not included. You also have the choice of a “Virtual Race Kit” where you can race on your own time and in the location of your choice and still receive a t-shirt and a Copley Champion Certificate. Race day registration fees are slightly higher.
For more information or to register for Copley’s Run for the Heart visit www.copleyvt.org/runfortheheart.
Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. For the past five 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. 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 www.copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.