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04/03/2013 11:40 am ET

Iron Heart 5K: A Race Dedicated to Health Care Providers

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I owe my life to modern medicine and the teamwork of my health care providers, and that is why I have joined with the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI) to celebrate the caring nature of health care providers through the creation of the Iron Heart 5K.

For me, this race is an opportunity to show my appreciation for the care I received during my recovery, and give back to the health care community. For MHEI, this race highlights the work of the health care providers and the desire to continually work with them to improve the delivery of healthcare services. Together, I am working with MHEI and Maryland health care providers to make a difference.

To register, please click here.

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Location: Western Regional Park in Woodbine, MD
Time: 5K @ 8:00 am, Walk @ 8:05 am

Entry Fees:
5K and 1 Mile Walk: $30 until April 25, $35 at packet pickup and on race day
Don't feel like waking up early? Sign up to be a "Virtual Runner" and you'll get a race t-shirt and all of the race perks without getting out of bed!

Scholarship Opportunities:
The Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI) Iron Heart 5K Scholarship Program is designed to financially assist qualified applicants to attend educational offerings provided by MHEI. Educational programming includes topics on quality and improvement, management and leadership, regulatory and executive leadership and governance. MHEI will be offering a total of twenty (20), $100 scholarships, available to healthcare providers who qualify by completing the application process.

Course Information:
The 5K course will be run on paved paths through Western Regional Park. The course features several hills and should provide a fun challenge for all!

Awards:
Top 3 overall male and female as well as in each age group as follows
19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+

Amenities:
T-Shirts guaranteed to all 5K and walk participants registered by April 5 (availability and sizes can not be guaranteed for those registering after the 5th). Water will be available at the approximate halfway point on the 5K course, and course marshals will direct racers at all turns. Refreshments and random prize giveaways from event sponsors will be available post race. Plenty of parking is available at the park.

To learn more about MHEI and the Iron Heart 5K, please visit their website.

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