MHP Foundation Run in the Sun Aug. 2

MHP 'Run in the Sun' 2013 (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

MHP ‘Run in the Sun’ 2013 (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Don’t forget to register for the Mahaska Health Partnership Foundation’s 4th Annual Run in the Sun on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Lacey Sports Complex Community Stadium.

Run in the Sun is a 5K for runners and 1-mile Walk for all ages, abilities and even strollers. Race day registration begins at 7:30 am, the 5K will begin at 8:30 am and the 1-mile walk will begin at 8:35 am.

Registration for either event is $25 per person. Each participant will receive a commemorative cotton T-shirt and all proceeds from the event will benefit the MHP Hospice Serenity House.

According to MHP Development Director Cathy Stahl, those wanting to participate are encouraged to register online at www.mahaskahealth.org. “Online registration will be open until August 1, but participants can still register the day of the race.” Stahl said. “Should we run out of your T-shirt size, it will be available to pick up or will be mailed to participants after the race.”

Team discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information regarding team registrations or to print a registration form, visit www.mahaskahealth.org.

“More than 200 families have benefited from the MHP Hospice Serenity House to date,” Stahl said. “Funds raised from Run in the Sun will support this residential hospice house that provides comfort and solace for families by offering a home away from home for the patients’ last days.”

Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, call 641.672.3240 or visit www.mahaskahealth.org.

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