VMH announces route for 5K Cardiac Classic

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring the 21st annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk in conjunction with Waukon’s Corn Day Celebration again this year. The event will be held in Waukon Saturday, August 16 at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the south east entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital. “Walk ins” are welcome to attend the event that day, even if they have not pre-registered.
The event will be broken down into two categories, a run and a walk. The distance of both events is 5K (3.1 miles) and will begin at the southeast entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital, tour the northeast and southeast side of Waukon and return to the hospital  (refer to route map at right),
The entry fee for the 5K run is $12. This prices will be in effect until the day of the race. At that time, the entry fee will increase to $15 per person for the 5K run. Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each age category with a trophy given to the top female and top male runner.
The 5K walk is not considered a race, but all entrants will receive a t-shirt for participating. Families of all ages are invited to attend this healthy event, taking the 3.1 mile tour at their own pace.  The entry fee for the 5K walk is $10 per person. Any children under the age of five are welcome to walk with their parent(s), ride their bike, or be pushed in a stroller at no charge.
T-shirts will be reserved for the first 125 people who register for the Veterans Memorial Hospital 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk. Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a new vital sign monitor for use in the Veterans Memorial Hospital Nursing Department.
Light refreshments will be served following the race to all those participating. The race and awards ceremony will be completed in plenty of time for participants to enjoy the Corn Days breakfast that will be served downtown until 10:30 a.m. that morning.
Registration forms for the Veterans Memorial Hospital 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk are available at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce or at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Registration forms and the route map can also be downloaded from the hospital’s website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. For more information, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.