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PHCS' Kids Marathon and 5-Mile Race/1-Mile Fun Walk Set for September 10

Apr 20, 2016
Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) plans to hold two of its signature fitness events on Saturday, September 10—the 5-Mile Race/1-Mile Fun Walk and the 8th annual Kids Marathon.

The events, presented by PHCS Community Education & Outreach in partnership with Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, will be held on the grounds of Educational Testing Service (ETS), 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton.

The third annual 5-Mile Race, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on September 10, is a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified course, sanctioned event and Grand Prix event. The 1-Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Registration costs $20 for the walk and $30 for the race. Proceeds benefit the care and services provided by the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement at University Medical Center of Princeton.

For more information, visit www.princetonhealthinmotion.com.

At 10:30 a.m., hundreds of area youth will participate in a 1.2-mile fun run that serves as the final leg of the Kids Marathon.

Children in grades K through 8 are invited to sign up for the Kids Marathon, which offers children a fun way to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.

Participants will begin marathon activities on their own, striving to walk, run or roll a total 25 miles, or 2.5 miles per week, during the 10-week period from July through early September. Any physical activity—from organized sports to household chores—can count toward the total. (Click here to download a log sheet to track your progress.)

The 1.2-mile run on September 10 completes the full 26.2-mile distance of a marathon.

Parental permission is required. To sign up, visit www.princetonhealthinmotion.com. The cost is $25. Proceeds benefit PHCS programs that work to promote wellness and prevent obesity and chronic disease among children. If cost is an issue, eligible children can receive free scholarships. For details, please contact Debbie Millar, Director, PHCS Community Education & Outreach, at 609-897-8982 or dmillar@princetonhcs.org.

The 5-Mile Race/1-Mile Fun Walk and Kids Marathon are part of this year's Greater Princeton Race Series, which begins Sunday, April 24, with the Run With Rotary 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to be held at Skillman Park in Montgomery. Additional events in the series include the Home Front Run/Walk for Hope to be held Sunday, May 22, at ETS and the Carnegie Center 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, September 24, at Carnegie Center, West Windsor.

For more information, visit www.greaterprincetonraceseries.com.

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.

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