Director, Public Affairs
Nyack, NY – October 26, 2011 – The Nyack Hospital
2011 marks the event’s 21st year, and Nyack Hospital has made several exciting changes to the popular race. Formerly a tough 10K running race (6.2 miles), it’s now a 5K (3.1 mile) run and a 5K walk for those interested in slowing down and taking in the scenery. Both runners and walkers will enjoy a certified scenic course that will begin at Nyack Hospital at 9:00am sharp. Runners and walkers alike will head north on Midland Avenue into Upper Nyack, and return by the same route to the Hospital. For the first time ever, the event will utilize electronic timing, and same day computerized race results will be available on the internet. Water stations and spotters will be stationed throughout the course. Pre- and post-race refreshments have been donated by David’s Bagels, Sysco, and Abbey & Ice Spring Water. It’s anticipated that this year’s event will appeal to seasoned runners & walkers and newbies alike. All participants are encouraged to seek “sponsors” for their athletic efforts and those collecting $500 or more by November 4, 2011, will have their names printed on the race T-shirt.
The Hospital will also present a “Be Healthy Fair” in the Krutz Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., featuring vendors who offer products and services promoting a healthy lifestyle. Vendors scheduled to have tables at the Be Healthy Fair include: Children’s Dentistry of the Palisades, Performance Health, Sports Physical Therapy, bike helmet safety checks by Toga Bike Shop, car seat safety checks by the local police department, and more. The Be Healthy Fair is free to the entire community; no registration is necessary to visit the vendor tables. Nyack Hospital Vice President, Development and Executive Director of the
Registration for both the run and the walk is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. High School students are $20 in advance and $25 on race day and registration is free for Lose To Win program instructors and participants. Event T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 paid pre-registrants only.
Awards: Participant awards are presented to the top three finishers in each of the designated age categories. High School Seniors (best male and best female) are eligible to win a $250 Robert J. Cifuni, Jr. Scholarship. Students not yet seniors will receive the scholarship in their Senior year. In addition, a $250 prize will be awarded to the high school or college running team, or road running club that has registered the most participants! (Minimum of 10 registrants to be eligible)
Schedule for the day:
9:00am-1:00pm Be Healthy Fair
9:00am 5K Run Race and 5K Walk Begins
10:30am Awards Ceremony
This year’s event will highlight the important outreach of the organization’s Community Health Education Team and celebrate Nyack Hospital’s Lose To Win program. Lose to Win is an eight week class for adults 18 or older that incorporates the latest guidelines on losing weight safely and successfully. The classes focus on nutrition, exercise, and behavior change in the hope that participants will adopt a healthier lifestyle to combat obesity. Each session is designed to allow for discussion of participants’ challenges and successes. Classes are conducted by trained Lose to Win instructors. The cost for the entire 8 week class is $10 and registration is required. Since the program's inception in 2005, over 930 Rockland County residents have participated. To find a Lose to Win class near you, call the Community Health Education Team at 845.348.2004. The team can also be reached at email@example.com.
Other services provided by the Community Health Education Team are the administration of annual flu shots to corporations and senior citizen communities centers, a presence at over 30 health fairs in Rockland County, a speaker’s bureau available for organizations seeking lectures on particular topics, and an annual Diabetes Symposium and education series for those looking to prevent the disease or manage its symptoms. The Community Health Education Team is led by Linda Suarez, M.S., R.N., C.D.E. and the Lose To Win Program is run by
The Nyack Hospital
For information about registering to run or walk, sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please contact
Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY. Founded in 1895, it is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. For additional information, please visit our web site at www.nyackhospital.org.