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Free family friendly 5K Hope Run set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at UT Health Northeast

October 21, 2013

Improve your health and have fun at the second annual free 5K Hope Run set for the morning of Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, on the wooded campus of UT Health Northeast, located at the corner of U.S. 271 and Texas Highway 155.

Runners take off at the start of last year’s 5K Hope Run at UT Health Northeast..

Runners take off at the start of last year’s 5K Hope Run at UT Health Northeast..

More than 750 runners, walkers, and ramblers are expected to attend the 5K run, the 1-mile walk, or participate in activities for the whole family, including a car show and bounce house. All events are free.

UT Health President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun will open the 5K race, which begins at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile walk or run, which begins at 8:30 a.m. The 5K will follow a winding course through the forest of pines that cover most of UT Health’s 600 acres, while the 1 mile course will take walkers across its beautiful campus.

“We’re hosting the Hope 5K/1-Mile Walk to highlight wellness activities for our employees and the community, and to raise awareness of the importance of healthy living. We also want the community to visit our campus and see all that we have to offer, including nationally known specialists in lung disease and a state-of-the-art cancer center,” said David Conley, UT Health’s wellness and training coordinator.

There is no cost to enter the race, but registration is required. You may register online at uthealth.org; on-site registration begins at 7 a.m.

For more information, call (903) 877-7575. Children under the age of 10 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Free family friendly 5K Hope Run set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at UT Health Northeast

 

Improve your health and have fun at the second annual free 5K Hope Run set for the morning of Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, on the wooded campus of UT Health Northeast, located at the corner of U.S. 271 and Texas Highway 155.

 

More than 750 runners, walkers, and ramblers are expected to attend the 5K run, the 1-mile walk, or participate in activities for the whole family, including a car show and bounce house. All events are free.

 

UT Health President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun will open the 5K race, which begins at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile walk or run, which begins at 8:30 a.m. The 5K will follow a winding course through the forest of pines that cover most of UT Health’s 600 acres, while the 1 mile course will take walkers across its beautiful campus.

 

“We’re hosting the Hope 5K/1-Mile Walk to highlight wellness activities for our employees and the community, and to raise awareness of the importance of healthy living. We also want the community to visit our campus and see all that we have to offer, including nationally known specialists in lung disease and a state-of-the-art cancer center,” said David Conley, UT Health’s wellness and training coordinator.

 

There is no cost to enter the race, but registration is required. You may register online at uthealth.org; on-site registration begins at 7 a.m.

 

For more information, call (903) 877-7575. Children under the age of 10 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.

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