Thursday, June 07, 2012
MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HOSTS 26.2 HOUR TREADMILL MARATHON TO KICK OFF 2ND ANNUAL MCH5K PRESENTED BY TOTALBANK
MIAMI – Miami Children’s Hospital gave “marathon” a whole new meaning. To kick off the 2nd Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K (MCH5K) presented by TotalBank, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation hosted a treadmill marathon in the hospital’s main lobby on Wednesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 7. But instead of going the standard marathon length of 26.2 miles, approximately 80 doctors, nurses, staff, patients and members of the community relayed for 26.2 hours (26 hours, 12 minutes).
For a donation, each participant ran or walked a 20-minute leg which totaled a distance of 102.5 miles, raising nearly $2,000 for the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH).
Kyle Fernandez, 14, won a $75 gift certificate to SoleRUNNERS for going 2.7 miles in 20 minutes, the longest distance of any participant.
Dr. M. Narendra Kini, MCH President & CEO, started the festivities at 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, MCH Foundation President & CEO, culminated the relay at 9:12 a.m. on Thursday.
“We are incredibly grateful to the individuals who came from near and far to support this event and help raise funds and awareness for our cause,” said Morillo-Agnetti. “We look forward to members of our surrounding community stepping up again in support of the children and families we serve by participating in our MCH5K.”
The event served as an opportunity for runners and walkers to sign up for the 2nd Annual MCH5K presented by TotalBank on Saturday, September 29.
Now through June 23, runners and walkers can register for $25 (prices increase to $30 on June 24). Participants also can begin fundraising and create a team to make an even bigger difference in the lives of the children and families at Miami Children's Hospital.
Runners and walkers will receive a custom dry-fit shirt, a commemorative medal, professional timing and access to the sponsors expo and health fair, post-event celebration and awards for top finishers.
Additionally, students between the ages of 10 and 18 can participate for $20.
Following the MCH5K, children ages 2 to 9 will have an opportunity to participate in a Kids Fun Race for $10.
Kids receive a custom T-shirt, a commemorative medal, and access to the Kids Zone, sponsors expo and health fair, and post-event celebration.
Sponsors of the treadmill marathon included TotalBank, Fitnessmith, SoleRUNNERS, Vita Coco and Muscle Milk.
Visit mch5k.com to register and for more information on the 2nd Annual MCH5K.
To view pictures from the Treadmill Marathon, Click here.
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