VMH 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk to be held during Waukon Corn Days

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring the 22nd annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk on Saturday, August 15th, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. The event welcomes walkers and runners of all ages.  It will begin and end at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
The event will be broken down into two categories, a run and a walk. The distance of both events is five kilometers (3.1 miles) and will begin just outside the southeast entrance to the hospital.
All those registering for the 5K run will be divided into male/female divisions and categorized by their age into one of the following groups: 17 and under, 18 to 25, 26 to 40, 41 to 50, and over 50. Medals will be awarded to the top place male and female runners in each age category and trophies will be awarded for the best overall time in the men’s and women’s running divisions.
Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a new blanket warmer for use during CT testing in the Radiology Department. Light refreshments will be served following the race for all those participating. The race and awards ceremony will be completed in plenty of time for participants to enjoy the Corn Days breakfast served downtown 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 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.