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Run for the Health of It
September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am
The HealthCare Connection and Princeton City Schools will host their annual “Run for the Health of It,” a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Princeton Viking Stadium, 11262 Chester Road, in Sharonville.
The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile Walk at 8:45 a.m., and a Fun Run for kids 8 years and under at 9:30 a.m.
Entry fees are $30 for the 5k Run/Walk and $25 for the 1-mile Walk (prices go up on September 10). The Fun Run is free. Everyone who registers before noon on September 10 will receive a t-shirt.
Registration and more information is available online at healthcare-connection.org/5k-run-for-the-health-of-it/.
Proceeds benefit the Princeton Viking School-Based Health Centers, which offer primary care services for students and staff at Princeton Middle/High School and at Heritage Elementary School. Based on the premise that healthy students are better learners, The HealthCare Connection, in partnership with the Princeton City School District, opened the Viking School-Based Health Center at Princeton High School in 2013, followed by the center at Heritage Elementary School in 2014.
School-based health centers play a pivotal role in increasing health care access for students because services are available at the right place and the right time. These centers have been shown to reduce student absenteeism and improve overall health. The result is healthy students, ready to learn.
Packet pick-up is Thursday, September 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at JackRabbit, 267 E. Sharon Road in Glendale.
Age categories for the race are 8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & up.
Awards are given for runners only, and overall placers are not eligible for age awards. Kids participating in the Fun Run will receive participation ribbons. An awards ceremony and after party will be held immediately following the Fun Run.