Friday, July 19, 2019

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – Lace up your sneakers – Marshall Orthopaedics is hosting its annual 5k run and mile walk Saturday, July 20, at 9 a.m. at Barboursville Park.

Participants will experience a scenic course through the park’s rolling hills with the race starting and finishing at the lake. Trophies will be awarded for the first, second and third place males and females overall. Certificates will be awarded for winners of age groups: 13-18; 18-65, 65+.

Registration is $25 for runners and $10 for walkers. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m., up until race time. Every participant who signs up July 15 is guaranteed a t-shirt. 

All event proceeds will go to support Lily’s Place, a Huntington-based center that provides medical care to infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

“As this year’s race coordinator, I am excited to carry on the tradition,” said Galen Berdis, M.D., a second-year orthopaedic surgery resident at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Wellness is such a key component in patient care, and I hope through events like this one we are able to reinforce healthy habits while also giving back to the community.”

For more information, contact Galen Berdis at berdis@marshall.edu. To register, visit http://www.tristateracer.com/event.php?RaceID=10709. 

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Media Contact: April B. Walker,  Marketing Coordinator, Marshall Health, 304-691-6864