13th Annual Strides for Health 5K Set for Saturday


The Allegan General Hospital Foundation in partnership with the Allegan Public Schools’ Women’s Swimming and Diving Program and Allegan Public Schools’ Sideline Cheer is hosting the 13th annual Strides for Health 5K Run/Walk. The 5K race will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17. The race starts and finishes in front of Allegan General Hospital (555 Linn Street, Allegan).

Trophies will be awarded to the top three males and females overall, as well as the top male and female masters finishers. Medals will be given to the top three males and females in each age group. The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Free health screenings will be available, as well as great refreshments including such favorites as breakfast cookies and fruit and yogurt parfaits.

The adults won’t be the only ones having all of the fun. In addition to the 5K race, Allegan Credit Union is sponsoring a free Kids Fun Run. The one mile Fun Run will begin at 9:15 a.m. and all children participating will receive a medal. Parents are welcome to run alongside their children.

For more information about the race or to register, please visit www.stridesforhealth.com. Strides for Health is focused on maintaining and improving the health and well-being of our community.

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