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3rd annual Moving Forward 5K -- register now

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[September 09, 2013]  The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation and Memorial SportsCare at ALMH have announced that an early discount for participants of the third annual Moving Forward 5K Run/Walk ends Saturday, Sept. 14. The event is scheduled for Oct. 12 at Edward Madigan State Park and will go on rain or shine.

Those who register before Sept. 15 will have a discounted registration of $30, which includes a Dri-Fit race shirt and finisher's medal. After Sept. 15, the registration fee will increase to $35. Shirts are not guaranteed for late registrants. Youth 12 and under can register for $10. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ages can register online at

At 9 a.m., rain or shine, walkers and runners of all fitness levels will take off in the Moving Forward 5K Run/Walk at Madigan Park.

This is a chip-timed event. All finishers will earn medals. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the following categories: overall male, overall female, 60 and over male, 60 and over female, 11 and under male, 11 and under female, and the stroller category.

"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, D.P.T., physical therapist and manager of rehab services at ALMH.

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The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation will use proceeds from the Moving Forward 5K Run/Walk to support local wellness programs.

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.

For more information about the Moving Forward 5K event, call the ALMH Rehabilitation Department at 217-605-5500 or visit

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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