VMH 5K Cardiac Classic to be held during Corn Days

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring the 21st annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk Saturday, August 16 in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. The event welcomes walkers and runners of all ages. It will begin at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
The event will be broken down into two categories - a run and a walk. The distance of both events is 5K (3.1 miles) and will begin just outside the south east entrance to the hospital.

5K Run              
All those registering for the 5K run will be divided into male/female divisions and categorized by their age into one of the following groups: 17 and under, 18 to 25, 26 to 40, 41 to 50, and over 50. Medals will be awarded to the top place male and female runners in each age category and trophies will be awarded for the best overall time in the men’s and women’s running divisions.
The entry fee for the 5K Run is $12 for all runners. This price will be in effect until the day of the race. At that time, the entry fee will increase to $15 per person for the 5K Run.

5K Walk
The 5K Walk is not considered a race and therefore no prizes will be awarded. However, tee-shirts will be given to the first 125 people who register for the Veterans Memorial Hospital 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk.
The entry fee for the 5K Walk is $10 per person. Any children under the age of five are welcome to walk with their parent(s) at no charge.
Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a new vital sign monitor for use in the Veterans Memorial Hospital Nursing Department.
Light refreshments will be served following the race for all those participating.

Registration forms for the Veterans Memorial Hospital 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk are available at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce or at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the hospital’s website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. For more information, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.