I owe my life to modern medicine and the teamwork of my health care providers, and that is why I have joined with the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI) to celebrate the caring nature of health care providers through the creation of the Iron Heart 5K. For me, this race is an opportunity to show my appreciation for the care I received during my recovery, and give back to the health care community.
For MHEI, this race highlights the work of the health care providers and the desire to continually work with them to improve the delivery of healthcare services. Together, I am working with MHEI and Maryland health care providers to make a difference.
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5k Run and 1 Mile Walk
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Location: Western Regional Park in Woodbine, MD
Time: 5k @ 8:00 am, Walk @ 8:05 am
This is a news segment about the Iron Heart 5K.
Entry Fees: 5k: $30 until April 24, $35 at packet pickup and on race day 1 Mile Walk: $30 until April 24, $35 at packet pickup and on race day. Don’t feel like waking up early? Sign up to be a “Virtual Runner” for $25 and you’ll get a race t-shirt and all of the race perks without getting out of bed!
The 5k course will consist of two large loops around Western Regional Park, and one small interior loop. The race is run on paved paths, and course officials will control traffic at the two crossing points on the course. The course features several hills and should provide a fun challenge for all!
Awards:5kTop 3 overall males and females, as well as the top males in females in each age group as follows:19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+
Amenities:T-Shirts guaranteed to all 5k and walk participants registered by April 5 (availability and sizes can not be guaranteed for those registering after the 5th). Brian Boyle, the “Iron Heart” will run the race and be available for photos and questions after the race. Water will be available at the approximate halfway point on the 5k course, and course marshals will direct racers at all turns. Refreshments and random prize giveaways from event sponsors will be available post race. Plenty of parking is available at the park.
Packet Pick Up:Packets will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 26 from 11AM – 5PM at Feet First in Columbia, MD. Packets will also be available on race day from 7-7:45 AM at the finish line area. Feet First 6420 Freetown Road Columbia, MD 21044 Western Regional Park14800 Carrs Mills RoadWoodbine, MD 21723