Runners and walkers of all fitness levels can
register online at www.almh.org.
Adults who register before July 31 will receive a discounted
registration of $25, which includes a men's, women's or youth size
dry-fit race shirt. Registration will increase to $35 as the date
gets closer. Shirts are not guaranteed for registrants after Sept.
14. Youth 12 and under are also encouraged to register for a
discounted $10 fee. Parents of youth participants must be on-site at
all times during the event.
New this year, a free Kid Dash will take place at 8:30 a.m. This
200-yard event is for participants 10 and under. Medals will be
At 9 a.m., rain or shine, walkers and runners of all fitness
levels will take off for the 5K at Edward R. Madigan State Park. The
event route meanders through grassland and woodland. All are
encouraged to join friends and family and enjoy the fall scenery
while being active. Last year over 200 participants took part in the
"Our mission is to improve the health of the people and
communities we serve, and what better way than through exercise. I
hope that this event encourages people of all fitness levels to get
moving forward towards good health," said Todd Mourning, physical
therapist and manager of rehab services at ALMH.
The event's "Stay Competitive" lead sponsor is Gehlbach Law.
Other sponsors are Blue Dog Inn, Clinical Radiologists, Eaton
Electrical, Illinois American Water, Nobbe Eye Care, Herrin
Fertilizer and Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski.
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The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation will use proceeds from
the Moving Forward 5K Run/Walk to support community wellness
Memorial Sportscare at ALMH is a full-service athletic training
program for young athletes and active adults. Services include
performance enhancement, injury prevention, concussion management,
training zone programs, high-tech knee and shoulder treatment, and
more. A free
Fit 2 Run 5 program is being offered to registered Moving
Forward 5K participants. The program is limited to the first 20
For more information about the Moving Forward 5K event or the Fit
2 Run 5 training program, call the ALMH Rehabilitation Department at
217-605-5500 or visit www.almh.org.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]