PHCS News

PHCS 5-Mile Race/1-Mile Fun Walk Set for September 13

Aug 5, 2014
Princeton HealthCare System and Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center are hosting a 5-Mile Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, September 13, at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton.

The walk is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5-Mile Race to follow at 9 a.m. Both the walk and the race will be completed on the grounds of ETS, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton.

Proceeds from the event will support the care and services provided by the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement at University Medical Center of Princeton. The premier sponsor of the event is Church & Dwight Co. Inc., makers of VitafusionTM gummy vitamins.

USA Track & Field (USATF) has sanctioned the event and certified the course. The 5-Mile Race also is a New Jersey Grand Prix Event. Runners who are members of USATF-New Jersey receive a discounted registration and can earn 100 to 500 Grand Prix points.

Registration is $20 for the 1-Mile Fun Walk and $30 for the 5-Mile Race. USATF-New Jersey members can register for the 5-Mile Race at a discounted rate of $27.

For more information, please visit www.princetonhcs.org/5milerace.

Race T-shirts are guaranteed to all runners who pre-register. Those who register on race day will receive shirts while supplies last.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall first-place male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups:

14 and under     
35–39   
60–64
15–19
40–44
65–69
20–24
45–49
70–74
25–29
50–54
75–79
30–34
55–59      
80 and older

 

 

 







Runners must be present at post-race ceremonies to be eligible for prizes.

Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center offers small group training for runners preparing for the 5-Mile Race. The training sessions—which cost $250 for eight sessions—are held at 1225 State Road, Princeton, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 12 p.m.

To learn more or to sign up, please contact Sharon Casper at 609-683-7888 or sharonc@fitnessandwellness.org.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org