VMH offers 5K route to the community; Public welcome to continue to use route

Due to COVID-19 and the postponement of the annual Waukon Corn Days celebration, Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will not be holding its 27th annual 5K Walk/Run this year. However, the hospital staff has marked the route that curves around the city for anyone in the community to enjoy at any time.

The first distance offered on the route is a 1.5-mile loop around the hospital campus and golf course. Participants may choose to return to the hospital at that point, or go the entire distance of the 5K, or 3.1 miles, that will continue around the city streets of Waukon before returning to the hospital campus.

Maps of the 5K route and the alternative 1.5-mile route are available at the main entrance of the hospital along with participant goodie bags. The routes start and end at the south side of the hospital in Waukon along the Gundersen Clinic parking lot. The entire route is clearly marked with arrows and the label of “5K” all in brightly colored paint.

Anyone interested in enjoying the route for running or walking is welcome to stop by the front entrance of the hospital and pick up a goodie bag which is located just inside the main entrance door on the park bench.

For questions, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.

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