19th Annual Park Ridge Health Frostbite 10K, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Feb. 20

Published 12:17 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Park Ridge Health will host the 19th Annual Frostbite 10K, 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 20, starting at 2:30 p.m.

The races take place on a flat to gently rolling course of varying terrain and will begin at the Park Ridge Health campus and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center, located at the intersection of Howard Gap Rd. and Naples Rd. in Fletcher.

Water and sports drinks will be available to runners throughout the course and cookies and fruit will be available to everyone after the race. The race time of each runner will be recorded using computer chip devices.

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All race proceeds will go to benefit the Park Ridge Wellness on Wheels Program. WOW is a mobile medical unit and care team that offers free and at cost health screenings, as well as a women’s heart health assessment program. In the past five years, the WOW program has provided over 63,000 screenings to the community. Approximately 30 percent of all clients screened have been identified as being at risk for developing heart disease, a stroke, prostate cancer, osteoporosis or diabetes.

Interested runners may register at www.active.com. The first 500 registered runners will receive a long-sleeved performance tech shirt and all Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a long-sleeved tech shirt.

Race packets for registered participants will be available on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Foot Rx Running Store in the Turtle Creek Shopping Center in south Asheville, located on Hwy. 25. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1 – 2:15 p.m.

For more information or to receive a race registration form, contact Duncan Sharrits at 828-681-2162.