March 18, 2014

Maury Regional Health Care Foundation 5K and Fun Run set for May 17

COLUMBIA, Tenn.  – The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation 5K and Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Maury County Park. Sign-in and race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. and the one-mile Fun Run at 9 a.m.

This year’s theme is Feed the Need, Run for Fun. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Foundation’s Friends and Family Nutrition Fund which provides food to patients who might otherwise go without a healthy meal. Since the fund was established in July 2012, more than 240 families have received assistance.

Race participants can register in advance online at Registration fees are $25 through May 10 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. After May 10, fees are $35 for the 5K and $25 for the Fun Run. Minors must be accompanied by an adult who is registered for either the 5K or Fun Run. All 5K participants who register prior to May 2 will receive a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded by age category to the top three finishers in the men’s and women’s 5K.

Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Maury Regional Food Pantry. Items needed include low-sodium soups, fruit canned in light syrup, low sodium canned vegetables, dried beans and whole grain crackers.

To learn more about the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation or to make a donation, visit or call 931.380.4075.