Gather your friends, kids, and co-workers and come out for a fun-filled day on Sunday, September 16, when the Deborah Hospital Foundation kicks off its 8th Annual 5K Run, 1-mile Walk-a-Thon, and 40-mile Bike Ride to benefit Deborah Heart and Lung Center, the region’s premier heart, lung, and vascular hospital.
The event is at Lenape High School, 235 Hartford Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Lenape’s track offers lovely views for the Walk-a-Thon and Run, as well as providing stable surfaces great for strollers and wheelchairs. The 40-mile Bike Ride will wind through scenic Burlington County. Registration starts at 8:00am at the football stadium and the Event kicks off at 9:00am., rain or shine.
Each year that the Deborah Hospital Foundation’s Bohlen Mt. Holly Chapter has hosted the walk the event has grown. Last year’s 200-plus walkers, bikers and runners and over 60 sponsors raised $20,000 for Deborah Heart and Lung Center, which in 96 years has never billed a patient.
Event Coordinator Doreen Liller said: “This event keeps growing every year and I’m excited for a fantastic day!”
Pre-registration fees are as follows: Students, 10-18 years old, $15; 5K Run, $25; 1-Mile Walk, $20; 40-Mile Bike Ride, $50. If you register the day of the event, add $5 to each fee. All participants pre-registered by September 3 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
Medals will be awarded in the 5K run for first overall male and female, top 3 males and females according to age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+), and the top male and female Deborah employees. For more information or advance registration, call Doreen Liller at 609-893-3372, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or for online registration or a printable form, visit www.deborahfoundation.org.