Copley Run for the Heart

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Copley Hospital invites you to join us for the 2nd annual Run for the Heart on Saturday, October 1. This family-friendly run/walk will kick off Morrisville’s annual Rocktoberfest Street Festival Celebration.

The goal of this event is to promote healthy decisions, specifically focusing on a healthy heart. Why?

  • In Lamoille County, heart disease is one of the top leading causes of death for ages 25+
  • Heart disease is one of the top causes for hospitalizations, and is a prevalent chronic condition.
  • Heart disease is preventable and can be avoided with healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Almost all of us have been touched by someone with heart disease.

The 5K run/walk starts at Oxbow Park and uses the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.  Runners and walkers in the 5K will be given “chipped” bibs, with 802 Timing providing timing services. Immediately following the 5K kick-off, members of Copley’s Respiratory team will lead participants of the 1-mile health walk around the Oxbow park path.

Advance 5K registration for adults and students is $25 and 1-mile health walk is $10. Participants in both events will receive a t-shirt. Kids 6 and under can participate for free (t-shirt not included). All proceeds from the event will benefit Copley Hospital’s heart health programs including cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and wellness programs.

If you can’t make the event on October 1, you also have the choice of a “Virtual Race Kit” where you can race on your own time and in the location of your choice and still receive a t-shirt and a Copley Champion Certificate.

Following the race, participants are encouraged to participate in the many festivities that Rocktoberfest offers. See a full list here.

What are you waiting for? Form a team, join a team, or run/walk in honor of a loved one. For more information or to register for Copley’s Run for the Heart visit copleyvt.org/copley-run-for-the-heart.

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