Everyone Invited to Participate in Merry-Go-Run 5K Trail Run and Family Fun Walk-Run
|(August 28, 2012) Sellersville, PA – Racers and walkers of all ages and abilities ─ individuals, groups, and families ─ are invited to participate in the 2nd annual Merry-Go-Run in Perkasie on Sunday, October 7. The 5K trail run and family fun walk/run is being held in conjunction with the Perkasie Fall Festival. The course begins and ends near the Perkasie carousel located in Menlo Park at Third Street and Park Avenue.
The fundraising event is sponsored by Grand View Hospital Auxiliary. All proceeds will benefit Grand View Hospice, dedicated to providing compassionate care for over 30 years. Last year’s Merry-Go-Run drew 140 racers in the 5K and 70 participants in the family fun walk/run, helping raise more than $7,000 for hospice care.
||5K racers take off at last year’s Merry-Go-Run organized by the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary
The 5K race will cover a scenic route in Menlo Park and continue on trails through Lenape Park. The 5K racers will cross an historic covered bridge and climb one good hill just before reaching the finish line. A day of fun is planned for all with free food at race end for all Merry-Go-Run entrants while supplies last. Community members are invited to enjoy free rides on horses and chariots of the beautifully restored carousel from 11:30 am to 5 pm. The event will be held rain or shine.
||9 am to 10:30 am
|Family Run/Walk Registration Closes
Awards immediately following race
The 5K registration fee is $25 in advance and $30 on race day (includes a long-sleeve Tech-Wick tee shirt guaranteed if registered by September 12). Family walk/run registration is $10 per person (maximum $30 per family). Register online at www.gvh.org
through September 29. Registration forms are also available at the hospital at the gift shop and information desks, as well as at the Recovery Room Thrift Shop.
The Auxiliary supports Grand View’s efforts throughout the community by promoting good health practices and raising funds to ensure that the hospital is able to continue its mission of making quality health care available to area residents. For further information or to volunteer to help on race day, please call the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary at 215-453-4381.
About Grand View Hospice
Grand View Hospice has provided hospice care to the terminally ill and their caregivers in the community since 1981. Personalized hospice care is available in the setting most comfortable to individuals and their caregivers, whether in-home or in a personal care, assisted living, or nursing home environment. Grand View Hospice staff strives to maximize comfort and promote dignity and quality of life and considers the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of everyone involved. For more information about Grand View Hospital Hospice, phone 215-453-4210 or visit www.gvh.org.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care. Visit www.gvh.org
for more information about the hospital, its programs, and services.