Norwood, MA -Â Bring family and friends for a healthy, fun start to the day atÂ NorwoodÂ Hospitalâ€™s 9thAnnualÂ 4-Mile RoadÂ Race and Walk,Â Saturday, September 17, 2011. The race kicks off Norwood Day and will take placeÂ rain or shine.
Registration is 7:00 – 8:30 am at the front of the hospital,Â 800 Washington Street,Â Norwood. The adult race starts at 9:00 am and runs over a fun, residential course. The first 150 adult entrants will receive long-sleeve t-shirts and gift bags.
Adult entry fee is $25 before September 9 and $30 after. Running club entry fee is $20 per runner by September 9, with a minimum of 5 runners registered.
Registration forms are available by e-mail at NHRoadRace@Steward.org and the day of the race or by callingÂ 781-278-6004.
Free Kidsâ€™ Fun RunsÂ will be held before the start of the adult race. The races include a 50-yard dash for children up to age 6, at 8:30 am, and a race around theÂ Bond StreetÂ loop for kids ages 7-12, starting at 8:45 a.m. Children must register the day of the race. All kids who enter the childrenâ€™s races will receive t-shirts and medals.
Awards CeremonyÂ Â Cash awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers overall. Medals will be presented to the top three males and females in several age categories. Music and refreshments provided. The race is USATF sanctioned.
The 264-bedÂ NorwoodÂ Hospital, provides emergency, cardiology, advanced surgical, endoscopic, psychiatric, OB/GYN and Childrenâ€™s Hospital Boston pediatric services and is a member of Steward Health Care. Information aboutÂ NorwoodÂ Hospitalâ€™s programs and services is available atwww.Norwood-Hospital.org.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest community-based accountable care organization andÂ community hospital network inÂ New England.Â Headquartered inÂ Boston, Steward has more than 13,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities.Â Hospitals in the system include Saint Anneâ€™s inÂ Fall River,Â HolyÂ FamilyÂ HospitalÂ inÂ Methuen, St. Elizabethâ€™sÂ MedicalÂ CenterÂ in Brighton,Â NorwoodÂ Hospital,Â CarneyÂ HospitalÂ in Dorchester, andÂ GoodÂ SamaritanÂ MedicalÂ CenterÂ inBrockton,Â NashobaÂ ValleyÂ MedicalÂ CenterÂ in Ayer andÂ MerrimackÂ ValleyÂ HospitalÂ inÂ Haverhill.Â Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Physician Network, Steward Home Care, which also provides hospice services,Â LaboureÂ College, and Por Cristo.Â Further information is available atÂ www.Steward.org.