Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Registration open for annual CoxHealth Medical Mile and 5K Run/Walk

Registration is now open for the 22nd annual CoxHealth Medical Mile and 5K Run/Walk. The mile starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, June 1, rain or shine. All proceeds from the race benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of CoxHealth.

Participants can choose to compete in the Medical Mile or 5K Run/Walk, walk for fun in the Mile Madness event, or take part in all three events. The morning’s activities will also include: 

· an awards ceremony with KY3’s Ned Reynolds at 8:30 a.m. 
· refreshments for participants courtesy of Subway beginning at 6:30 a.m. 
· CARE Mobile Tours 
· Inflatables for the kids, plus interactive booths and games 
· Pet Therapy of the Ozarks 
· Louie, the Springfield Cardinals mascot, and other characters. 

Pre-registration is available now at any CoxHealth Fitness Centers location or you can register online at www.coxhealth.com/medmile. Participants can pick up their packets in Conference Room A at The Meyer Center, 3545 S. National, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, May 31. 

New this year, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration Walk will highlight the lives of those who have been helped by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you know someone who has been helped by the services of CMN Hospitals, get a team together to celebrate them. Each team can have a “poster person” they are walking for. Wear shirts, carry signs and decorate your team to show your spirit for the lives changed by this wonderful organization. Each team with 10 or more members will receive $2 off each race registration. To register your team, contact Justin Bess at 269-1831 or Justin.Bess@coxhealth.com. 

Pre-registration fees begin at $10 for children 14 and younger, $20 for adults and $50 for families. All registrants receive a tech shirt. Please see www.coxhealth.com/medmile or call 269-3282 for more information on race day registration, entry fees and more. 

This year’s CoxHealth Medical Mile is sponsored by Cox HealthPlans, CoxHealth Auxiliary, Oxford Healthcare, Subway and Fitness Resource Group.