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RiseVT Offers Free Registration to Copley 5K

August 27, 2018

RiseVt-Lamoille Will Cover Registration Fees for Twenty First-Time Participants in
Copley 5K Run for the Heart

Morrisville, VT…If you have thought about running or walking a 5K race but haven’t, RiseVT-Lamoille has an extra incentive for you. RiseVt-Lamoille is offering to cover the entry fee for the first twenty (20)  first-time participants in the September 29th Copley 5K Run for the Heart. Copley’s 5K is being held as a “citizen run” during the Saturday, September 29th Peoples Academy Cross Country Invitational, using Peoples Academy’s course. The run begins at 9am.

If you are interested in participating in the Copley 5K Run for the Heart on Saturday, September 29, email Cole Pearson, RiseVT-Lamoille County Program Manager to request sponsorship of the registration fee. His email is The first twenty people to email Cole will be covered. Just let Cole know that it is your first time participating and what entry fee you want sponsored (Adult, Student or 1-Mile Health Walker).

The 5K fun run/walk raises money for Copley Hospital’s heart programs, including cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and health living programs through Copley’s Wellness Center. Register today to save; registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students; same day/race day registration is $30 for adults and $20 for students.

The goal of this family-friendly event is to promote healthy, active lifestyles.  Heart disease is preventable and can be avoided by making healthy lifestyle choices.  In Lamoille County, heart disease is one of the top leading causes of death for ages 25 and older.  It is also one of the top causes for inpatient hospitalizations.

Copley’s 5K Run for the Heart uses the 5K trail at Peoples Academy while the 1-Mile Health Walk uses PA’s track. A map of the course is available in the brochure and online. Runners and walkers are issued chipped bibs providing an accurate timed race. Registration is open at Please note that student athletes wishing to participate in the PA Invitational must register separately and should refer to

Event day registration for the 5K Run for the Heart or 1-Mile Health Walk walk-ins and those who pre-registered opens at 8:00am.  The 1-Mile Health Walk steps off at 8:30am; the 5K begins at 9:00am, with Awards presented at 10:15am. Event planners encourage participants and visitors to enjoy the fun run, then watch the PA Cross Country Invitational races followed by the many festivities that Rocktoberfest offers throughout the day.

RiseVT is a community collaborative working to make it easy for Vermonters to embrace healthy lifetyles. Part of the organization’s strategy is to seek out opportunities to get active that are already happening in Lamoille County, spread the word, and offer resources to reduce barriers to participation. One example is helping to cover the entry fee for the first twenty first-time participants in Copley’s 5K Run for the Heart!

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. 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 and Rehabilitation Services on its campus in Morrisville. Visit or call 802-888-8888 for more information.