Local Run. Walk, Bike Race Brings Community Together
CHELSEA, MI – Chelsea Community Hospital invites the community to participate in the 22nd Annual Heart and Sole race on May 7, 2011. Race proceeds will benefit Chelsea Grace Clinic, a free health care clinic to uninsured or underinsured in the Chelsea area.
This family-friendly run, walk, and bike race is appropriate for beginners as well as expert athletes, with its 10K, 5K, and 2-mile runs; 5K and 2-mile walks, and a 13.8 mile bike race. The 5K race will have chip start timing, and all ages are welcome to run or walk. Ages 14 and up may participate in the bike race, and may do a combination run/bike if they wish.
“The race is truly unique because we have such a wide range of participants each year,” said Tracy Nelsen, Race Director. “We have families with young children, people who want to get active, athletes training for marathons, and many people who just want to have fun while helping a great community cause.”
Due to the construction on the Hospital campus, the race has temporarily moved to a new location at Chelsea High School, 740 N. Freer Road. Registration and post-race activities will take place at the high school as well.
After a successful turnout last year of more than 700 participants, the Hospital hopes to surpass that goal and bring even more community members together to get moving and to benefit Grace Clinic.
Tech t-shirts and a back sack will be given to the first 800 registrants. The Race will also feature its 2nd annual pancake breakfast sponsored by the Chelsea Knights of Columbus, and awards will be given three deep in each age division. All kids will receive a participant ribbon.
For more information, or to register, please visit www.chelseaheartandsole.com. Online registration closes on May 5.