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CMC/DHK Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run - Saturday April 11

February 19, 2015
Keene, NH

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock hosts the 8th Annual Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, April 11th, 2015.

People of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate, including: children, walkers, and elite runners. Strollers, baby joggers, and wheel chairs are welcome during the 5K walk only. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at the West Entrance of CMC/DHK at 580-590 Court Street. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with the half-mile Kids’ Fun Run for children ages 10 and under. Walkers begin at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K Run begins at 10:30 a.m. The USA Track & Field Certified 5K race course starts and finishes in the hospital’s rear parking lot and follows the bike path to Wheelock Park and back.  The awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the race at 11:15 a.m.

Pre-event registration is $20 per walker or runner. Race day registration is $25.  The first 300 to register for the 5K Run/Walk receive a free T-shirt. There is no charge for the Kids’ Fun Run and every child receives a participation medal. Visit CheshireSportsMed5K.org to register online. 
All proceeds benefit Sports Medicine at CMC/DHK with up-to-date rehabilitation equipment, concussion testing, supplies to prevent and treat injuries, and local Sports Medicine education.

Sponsors include: Gold:  C&S Wholesale Grocers, Nissan of Keene, Bulldog Design; Silver:  Savings Bank of Walpole, Fairfield’s Auto, G. Housen & Co, Leash Booster, The MacMillin Company; and Bronze:  Kingsbury State Farm Insurance, Port-O-Lite, The Training Room, and Melanson Company. Media Sponsors include Monadnock Radio Group, Monadnock Shopper News, and The Keene Sentinel.

Sports Medicine is a collaboration between the Orthopaedics Department and the Farnum Rehabilitation Center.  It provides state-of-the-art preventive, diagnostic and treatment modalities at one convenient location. Alongside orthopaedic surgeons is an interdisciplinary team of physical therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, dietitians, and nursing staff, specializing in the care and treatment of sports-related injuries.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DHK, Healthy Monadnock 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation’s healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.

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