Early Registration For St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K Run/Walk Fast Approaching

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), July 17, 2012 – The St. Barnabas Medical Center 5k Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 along Meridian Road in Richland Township.  Early registration is $16 by July 27. After July 27, registration is $20.  For an application, call 724-444-5529.  Online registration is available at www.StBarnabas5K.com.

Serving as the 5K’s celebrity co-emcees will be Trisha Pittman, traffic anchor on WPXI-TV, and Larry Richert, morning host on KDKA Radio.  Last year’s 5K attracted nearly 900 participants, and the goal this year is to surpass 1,000 participants. Corporate teams of up to five runners are encouraged to participate!

The Signature sponsor is TRACO. UPMC Health Plan is the Course sponsor, Clayton Kendall Promotional Marketing is the T-shirt sponsor and Trib Total Media is the Finish Line sponsor.  Additional sponsors are:

  • Adrians’ Pizza
  • Austin’s
  • Dr. Larry Campoli
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Comcast Spotlight
  • Cookson Peirce Investment Management
  • Crossroads Flowers
  • DKYS&B
  • Dollar Bank
  • Donut Connection
  • Attorney Hal English
  • First National Bank
  • Fleet Feet Sports
  • GFS Marketplace
  • Tom Henry Chevrolet
  • John Marshall Catering
  • Mars National Bank
  • MMC Land Management
  • NET Xperts LLC
  • Paracca Interiors
  • Penn Brewery
  • Pepsi
  • Pizza Hut
  • Reed & Witting Co.
  • Sarver Landscape Management
  • Subway
  • Turner’s Dairy
  • Up ’n Running
  • U.S. Foodservice
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 alone provided nearly $5.2 million to poor and low-income patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.

The St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K follows an out-and-back course along the rolling terrain of Meridian Road.  Runners are timed using a ChampionChip device provided by The Runner’s High Timing Services and the course is certified by USA Track and Field.  Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as the top three males and females in 16 age categories.  Medals will be awarded to the top three corporate teams.  Again this year, the race will include medals for master (age 40 and above) and grand master (age 50 and above) divisions.

About St. Barnabas:
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting.  Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients.  The health system is composed of the

St. Barnabas Communities, including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; the Kean Theatre; Rudolph Auto Repair and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm.



St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667

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