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Hendersonville, N.C. (January 28, 2013) – The Park Ridge Health Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Southeastern Sports Medicine will host the 21st Annual Frostbite 10K, 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, starting at 2 p.m. This premier race event will take place on flat to moderately rolling terrain with Hutch Mountain as the scenic backdrop, and features a Grand-Prix sanctioned 10K course. The Frostbite races will begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center located next to Park Ridge Health at Howard Gap Road and Naples Road in Fletcher, N.C. The 2013 Frostbite event also will feature a Family Fun Day and Health Expo at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with games, booths, live music and free health screenings.
Registration fees for both the 5K and 10K will be $30 through Jan. 31 and $35 from Feb. 1 through race day. The Fun Run/Walk is $10. Participants can register online at http://www.prhfrostbite.com. All runners who register by Jan. 31 are guaranteed a long-sleeved performance tech shirt, while all Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a short-sleeved cotton shirt. Check-in and packet pickup will be available on race day from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., and early packet pickup will take place on Feb. 16 at the Diamond Brand store in Arden from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., where registrants will be able to enjoy 20 percent off merchandise, entry for door prizes and free body composition analysis.
Don’t enjoy running or walking? Become a first-time Phantom Runner for $25 and support Park Ridge Health from the comfort and warmth of your home. All Phantom Runners will receive a premium quality race shirt.
All proceeds of the 2013 Frostbite event will benefit Park Ridge Health’s Kid Power program. Kid Power is helping children grow up to be healthy and strong by tackling the epidemic of childhood obesity. This free program, which reaches 1,000 children and their families each year, helps kids avoid, reverse and prevent health concerns associated with obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease and sleep apnea. Kid Power teaches about the lifelong benefits of exercise and healthy eating through a specially designed curriculum.
A video preview of this year’s Frostbite 5K and 10K courses is now available online at http://www.youtube.com/user/ParkRidgeHealth?feature=watch.
Residents of the Fletcher area should expect traffic delays on race day, especially between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Naples Road.
About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit http://www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).