September 03, 2013
WICHITA, Kansas – Wesley Medical Center will be celebrating its 17thannual Senior 5K Walk/Run Wednesday, September 11 at Botanica The Wichita Gardens. Come rain or shine, everyone age 40 and better is invited to participate in the friendly competition through Sim Park with the 5K walk starting at 5:30 pm and the 5K run starting at 6:00 pm. After the race, enjoy entertainment, great food and giveaways.
“This is a one of a kind event because it offers a race exclusive for those to compete against others closer to their own age,” said Hugh Tappan, Wesley President and CEO. “It is not unusual to have participants in their 80’s and even 90’s at the Wesley Senior 5K.”
The fast, certified course goes through Sim Park and along the Arkansas River, beginning and ending at Botanic, 701 N. Amidon. Run Wichita is coordinating the Senior 5K, making it an official Run Wichita event. The age groupings are in five-year increments from age 40 to 100. Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group for both the walk and the run. The race will be using the BIBTAG chip timing system for the finish of the races. Race results will be available that evening at www.runwichita.org.
The registration fee is $20 through September 9 or $25 afterward. Registration for Wesley Friends members is $15 any time. Register online at gorunyourrace.com. Register in person at Go Run Wichita, located at 2350 N. Greenwich Road and at 2556 N. Maize Road. Registrants can pick up their packet at the Wesley Friends office. Packets will also be available at the race beginning at 4:00 pm. The race traditionally has had over 400 registrants participate.
To learn more about Wesley Medical Center or its Wesley Friends program, please visit wesleymc.com.
Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WesleyCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit wesleymc.com.