Covered Bridge 5K Run/3K Walk June 14 to benefit Sycamore Shoals Hospital Foundation

6/3/2014


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The annual Covered Bridge 5K Run/3K Walk is set for June 14 with proceeds benefiting Sycamore Shoals Hospital Foundation.

Funds raised by the race will go toward upgrades to the medical/surgical floor at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Last year’s events raised nearly $23,000 and benefited the Chest Pain Center at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

Covered Bridge had 471 finishers last year – 374 in the 5K Run and 97 in the 3K Walk – a record number for the event. J Penney won the 5K race in 16:27. Top female finisher was Susan Rollins in 19:32.

The 5K route is USATF-certified and fairly fast, with a finish through the historic Covered Bridge. Starting locations are slightly different for the 5K and 3K, but starts will be coordinated to begin at 8 a.m. Both races finish at the same location just after crossing the historic Covered Bridge.

Race-day registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at the Elizabethton City Hall parking lot on Hattie Avenue, between Sycamore and Riverside Drive. GPS address of 136 South Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, will get you in the immediate area, and parking is available throughout the downtown area. Registration for either distance is $20 in advance and $25 after June 6. Refreshments and awards will follow the completion of the races.

Past Covered Bridge races have raised money to refurbish the ICU/Surgery waiting area, purchase equipment for the Chest Pain Center and other improvements for patient care and family support areas of the hospital.

Visit www.mshafoundation.org/events/covered-bridge-run for more information or to register.

 

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