FMH AND FCC HOSTING 5K RUN/WALK OCTOBER 13
Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Frontier Community College will be sponsoring a “Run for your life 5K,” to be held on October 13. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Complex with the course leading to Frontier Community College Campus and then back to FMH. (For map of course, CLICK HERE) Registration forms (5K Run/Walk Form, CLICK HERE | Free Student Health Class and Fun Run, CLICK HERE)can be picked up at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Frontier Community College, or by printing them off either organization’s websites: http://www.iecc.edu/adulted/contedu.html and www.fairfieldmemorial.org.
Early registration is encouraged to allow ample time to order t-shirts for all participants. The registration fee is $10, and forms and fees (checks made payable to FCC) can be sent to Frontier Community College Attn: 5K Run/Walk, #2 Frontier Drive, Fairfield, IL 62837. Early registration is encouraged to allow ample time to order free t-shirts for all participants. On-site late registration will be available the morning of the race until 7:45 a.m.; however, the free t-shirt in the proper size is not guaranteed.
“This year we are excited to be adding student activities, including a Free Student Health Class and Fun Run. Our goal with these new events is to encourage more young families to participate in the 5K event, in addition to encouraging students to make smarter choices and lead healthier lives,” said Katherine Bunting, Ph.D., FMH Chief Executive Officer.
The “Free Student Health Class and Fun Run” that is being held in conjunction with the 5K is for students from kindergarten to fifth grade. The “Free Student Health Class” will begin at 8 a.m. and will last through the duration of the 5K Run/Walk. The class, which will be held in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Community Education Room, will teach the students about healthy lifestyle choices. Then, following the class at approximately 8:50 a.m., the students will have the opportunity to do their “Fun Run,” a short 1/2 mile run. The Fun Run course is as follows: Begin at the FMH Medical Arts Complex (exit parking lot onto 10th St.), take a left onto Mt. Vernon Road, left onto 12th St. (behind FMH), left onto Harding St., and then the students will return to the FMH Medical Arts Parking Lot from Harding St. At the end of the Fun Run, each child will be awarded a “Super Star” medal for participation. Pre-Registration is encouraged, but will also be offered the day of the race from 7 to 8 a.m.
Jervaise McDaniel, Ed.D, Associate Dean, states, “Frontier Community College is pleased to partner with Fairfield Memorial Hospital for the 3rd year to sponsor a 5K. The event continues to grow, and we hope that with each year more community members are inspired to walk or run their way to a healthier lifestyle. This year children are being invited to participate in the ‘Fun Run’ to encourage exercise at all ages. Be a healthy trendsetter for your family and friends!”
For questions regarding the 5K Run/Walk contact Jervaise McDaniel, Ed.D, Associate Dean, at 618-842-3711 or Michelle Ward, FMH Marketing Director at 618-847-8242.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Frontier Community College encourages community members to participate in this health event, and then continue the day at the Pumpkin Fest downtown.