2011-03-13 / Health

Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk set for April 23

Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary to host event

OWOSSO – The Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary will host its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, April 23. This unique fundraising event, Steps for Courage, is being coordinated by members of the Auxiliary. All proceeds from the event will support cancer care services at Memorial Healthcare.

The 5K course will begin at 9:30 a.m. for runners and 9:35 a.m. for walkers. The run/walk will begin at Memorial Healthcare (King Street, Owosso) and meander through the charming residential areas surrounding the hospital. Each participant will receive a participation medal with prizes given to the top three places in all age groups. An award will also be given to Overall and Masters in the Male and Female categories.

New this year is a free Bunny Hop event for children ages 2 through 7. The Bunny Hop is a 50 yard dash. Bunny Hop registration begins at 8 a.m. on April 23 with the Hop to take place at 9 a.m. the day of the 5K.

Early registration for the event is due by April 15 and is $18 per person. Registration after that date will be $25. Registration forms for the 5K Run/Walk and Bunny Hop can be found at www.MemorialHealthcare.org. 5K Run/Walk forms can also be found at www.playmakers.com or in the Four Seasons Gift Shop at the hospital.

For information, contact Bobbi Bruckman at (989) 743-5045 or Pam Starkweather at (989) 725-8465. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for any individual or business wishing to participate.

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