Are you looking for a fun, healthy and family friendly way to kick off Mother’s Day? Runners, walkers, volunteers and interested sponsors are invited to participate in Milford Hospital’s 22nd Annual Mother’s Day “Live Well” Race on Sunday, May 13th, 2018. The 5K Run/Walk is presented by Oncology Hematology Care of Connecticut in conjunction with “Live Well” community partners.
After record registration of nearly 700 participants in 2015, and soggy, but well attended events in 2016 and 2017, hospital officials expect more than 500 individuals to take part in the 2018 run/walk. The race begins at 9:00am and starts and finishes at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Avenue in Milford. It follows a scenic, seaside course through the Fort Trumbull area. Chip timing technology will track the runners. Timing is optional for those who choose to walk.
This year, awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age group, the top Milford Hospital employees and the top mother/child team finishers. 100% of race proceeds support the many community health and wellness programs, cancer and prevention screenings and educational programs and materials offered by Milford Hospital throughout the year.
“We are proud to be in our 22nd year of offering this unique family event that also supports our hospital and, ultimately, improves the health of our community. With the event taking place on Mother’s Day, many families from near and far participate as healthy, fun way to kick off the special day with mom” said Karen Kipfer, the hospital’s Director of Community Relations. “The hospital and our partner MS Running Productions look forward to welcoming new and returning participants and sponsors!”
Online registration is currently underway via www.hitekracing.com/livewell. Registration will also be taken by mail. Entry fee for those registered by May 10th is $20 for those aged 18 and under, $27 for those aged 19-69; $20 for those aged 70 and over. The fee will be $30 after May 10th and on race day. Early check and bib pick up will be offered on Saturday, May 12th. Runners and walkers registered by April 25th are guaranteed to receive a “Live Well” dri-fit race t-shirt. Others will be distributed on a first-registered, first served basis. Following the race, participants can enjoy an outdoor continental breakfast and other festivities.
For the third year, event organizers are planning a kids “fun run” on the hospital campus to take place just prior to the main event. Additionally, a “Meet & Greet” with the Milford Hospital’s physician specialists will be offered. Participants are encouraged to visit the “Meet & Greet” tent to pick up information, give-aways and participate in a blood pressure screening. Volunteers are needed along the race route to offer water, direct runners and help with safety. This is a great opportunity for service projects and community involvement.
For more information on sponsorship, volunteer opportunities, how to register your home or how to register for the race, please call the Milford Hospital Community Relations Department at (203)876-4060.