New Castle, PA – June 2, 2011- The first-ever "Run For Your Heart – Fireworks Day 5k/10" is being held in New Castle, Pennsylvania – The Fireworks Capital of America - on the day of the city's Fireworks Festival, Saturday July 9th. Proceeds will benefit Jameson Health System’s Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of men and women in Lawrence County - and the nation. Jameson Hospital is one of only eight centers in the entire country to offer the lifestyle change program to treat, prevent and even reverse effects of heart disease through regular exercise, stress management, nutrition and group support. Proceeds will also benefit improvements for enhanced patient experiences at Jameson Hospital as sponsored by the Jameson Junior Guild, the hospital’s auxiliary.
The race will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 9:00am and will feature a Run or Walk: 10k, 5k and an "Ornish Mile” for Dean Ornish Program participants. The flat, fast course will start at the Jameson Hospital South Campus, 1000 South Mercer Street, down Mill Street through historical downtown New Castle and finish back at the South Campus. The 10k race will be a two lap 5k course. Parking will be available at the South Campus.
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in thirteen age categories for both the 5k and the 10k race.The overall top three male and female finishers of the 5k and 10k will be invited to be recognized at the Fireworks Festival at 5:45pm the evening of the race.
Pre-register by June 30thfor a discounted registration fees. Registrations can be made up until the day of the event. Visit www.jamesonhealth.org/runforyourheartfor online registration and forms. For more information, contact Race Director, Doug Petrik at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-656-4661. For sponsorship and volunteer information contact Cyndee Adamo at email@example.com or call 724.656.4112.