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Blue Mountain Health System schedules 5K Road Race-Walk

Published April 07. 2011 05:00PM

In the mood to work up a sweat for a good cause?

If so, then plan to participate in the 10th annual Blue Mountain Health System 5K Road Race-Walk, 1-Mile Walk & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 7.

Presented by the Medical Staff of the Blue Mountain Health System, the event will consist of registration at 8 a.m., the run/walk at 9 a.m., and the Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 before April 15, $25 after April 15, and $5 for the Kids Fun Run. A technical shirts is guaranteed to the first 300 entrants. All proceeds benefit the Blue Mountain Health System.

The course is a loop with the start/finish at the Palmerton Borough Park, located at Third and Franklin Avenue. The 5,000 meter course will officially be certified by the USA Track & Field Association this year.

Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runner. Stethoscopes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers ages 12-and-under, 13-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60-and-up.

Prizes will also be awarded to the top three sponsorship collectors: first place, two tickets to a Penn's Peak event; second and third place, a $50 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods.

There will also be a team competition, with awards given to the largest team, most money raised, and the fastest team. First prize in each category is a $100 check made out to a charity of the team's choosing. There must be a minimum of four members per team.

The Kid's Fun Run will take place entirely inside the park for children: ages 4-and-under will run mile; ages 5-6 mile; ages 7-8, 1/2 mile; ages 9-10, one mile. All entrants will receive a medal.

For safety reasons, bikes are not permitted on the course at the time of the event.

Mail race applications to BMHS Fund Development 211 N. 12th Street Lehighton, PA 18235.

For more information, contact the BMHS Fund Development Office at (610) 377-7350.

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