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20th Annual Park Ridge Health Frostbite Running Events and Family Fun Day

HENDERSONVILLE NC – The Park Ridge Health Foundation will host the 20thAnnual Frostbite 10K, 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 starting at 2:15 p.m. This premier race-event will take place on a flat to gently rolling course, and will begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center located at Howard Gap Road and Naples Road in Fletcher.  The Frostbite event also will feature a Family Fun Day at the Leila Patterson Center from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with games, booths, refreshments and live music.

Registration fees before Feb.1 are $25 for the 10k race and $20 for the 5K race.. Both races are $35 after this date. The Fun Run/Walk is $10. The first 700 runners who register by February 1 will receive a long-sleeved performance tech shirt, while all Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a short-sleeved cotton shirt. To register for the Frostbite race, please visit www.active.com.

Race packets for registered participants and late registration will be available on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Foot Rx Running Store in the Turtle Creek Shopping Center on Highway 25 in south Asheville.   Race-day registration and packet pick-up will take place on Feb. 19 at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  For more information or to receive a race registration form, please contact James C. Carter at 828.687.5644 or [email protected].

Frostbite proceeds will benefit the Park Ridge Health Wellness on Wheels program (W.O.W.). W.O.W. is a mobile medical unit and care team that offers free and low-cost health screenings throughout the region. Since 2006, W.O.W. has provided more than 45,000 early detection health screenings throughout Western North Carolina. Every year, three out of every ten individuals screened learn they are at-risk for developing a serious health condition such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, prostate or breast cancer. For more information on the W.O.W. program and for a calendar of screening dates and locations, please visit parkridgehealth.org.

Frostbite sponsorship offers an excellent opportunity for area businesses to reach nearly 1,000 fitness enthusiasts and their families.  To reserve a sponsorship, please contact James Carter with the Park Ridge Health Foundation, at 828.687.5644 or [email protected].

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).


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