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21st Annual Warren Rives 5K and Fun Run

8/24/2009

The date for the 21st annual Warren Rives 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run to benefit Heart Strides cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is just a few weeks away. Runners and families are training for the race, which will take place on Sat., Sept. 15, across the street from High Point Regional Health System on N. Elm St. in High Point.

Join us for a Fun Run, a one-mile run for all age groups that begins at 8 a.m., supporting heart and lung health education for school children.

Registration for the 5K closes at 7:45 a.m. with race time at 8:30 a.m. – rain or shine. Check-in begins at 6:00 a.m., but participants are urged to pre-register. Race packets can be picked up at Omega Sports in High Point on Friday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Entry fee for the 5K is $20 before Sept. 1 and $25 up to the day of the race. The fee for the Fun Run is $5. Race day festivities include heart healthy food, music, and prizes in all age groups. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 350 5K entries.

The Warren Rives 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run are named in honor of Warren J. Rives Jr., a generous supporter of the High Point community. He died of a heart attack at age 41. His family established the Rives Trust Fund through High Point Regional to ensure cardiac awareness and rehabilitation for others. The Heart Strides scholarship program was one of the first in the nation to assist patients who are not financially able to participate in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Call Alana Holyfield at (336) 878-6293 for a registration form or more information about the Warren Rives Run/Walk. Participants may also register online at www.givetohighpointregional.com.

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