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8th Annual DCH Heart & Lung Health Run/Walk Returns on Fall Fest Saturday
The Dearborn County Hospital Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department’s eighth annual 5K Heart & Lung Health Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. Proceeds from the event will be used for the benefit of DCH cardiopulmonary patients.
Held on Dearborn Trails, the 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) non-competitive run/walk starts atop the Lawrenceburg Levee at the south end of Walnut Street. The scenic Dearborn Trails path is mostly flat, paved and in places shaded by trees. Spotters are stationed along the course in case a walker or runner needs assistance.
Since 2010, DCH’s Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department has sponsored the run/walk in partnership with Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, the City of Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District. Ivy Tech Community College-Riverfront Campus generously provides its facilities for pre and post-walk activities. Free parking is available at the City of Lawrenceburg Parking Garage at the south end of Short Street.
“We are looking forward to another terrific run/walk,” noted Angie Johnson, RN, BSN, DCH Electrocardiology Coordinator and Walk Coordinator. “It’s great fun for the entire family from grandparents to moms and dads with babies in strollers. Everyone is welcome!”
Early registration runs through Monday, September 11. The early registration price is $15 and all registrants will receive a free Heart & Lung Health Walk T-shirt. From September 12 through September 27, the registration price will be $20 and individuals will be provided a T-shirt while supplies last.
Participants can pre-register online or by mail. The mail-in form and online registration link can be found at dch.org/walk. Online registration fees, including a small processing charge, may be made by credit card. Registration forms may also be picked up at the Aurora and Lawrenceburg Public Libraries, Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC), Dearborn Adult Center, Ivy Tech and the Lawrenceburg Community Center.
Please send mail-in registration forms (one form per person) and payment to 5k Heart & Lung Health Run/Walk, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, Dearborn County Hospital, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Make checks payable to Dearborn County Hospital.
Same day registration and sign-in for early registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on the third floor of Ivy Tech Community College-Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut Street. The run/walk starts at 10:00 a.m. Runners and walkers will receive ribbons for the following distances: ½ mile, 1 mile, 1½ miles, 2 miles or the entire course. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded.
In case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, the run/walk may be canceled. No refunds will be given, although shirts may be picked up at the hospital during weekday business hours on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please call the Dearborn County Hospital Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 812-532-2614 or 800-676-5572, ext. 2614; email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dch.org/walk.