Friday, July 29, 2016

Chamber Challenge 5K Run/Walk

Pardee Hospital Sponsors Henderson County’s First Annual Chamber Challenge 5K,

Will Offer Free "Couch to 5K" Training Program Beginning July 20 


Pardee Hospital is sponsoring the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Challenge 5K, which will take place during the North Carolina Apple Festival Apple 8K on Saturday, Sept. 3. To help teams who are registered for the Chamber Challenge 5K prepare for the event, Pardee will host a free "Couch to 5K" training program beginning Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Park.

"Couch to 5K" participants will meet at specified locations where Pardee wellness experts will offer fitness tips and run/walk with trainees. Participants who sign up and attend at least four of the six events will be entered to win a prize. For more information about the “Couch to 5K,” contact Chelsea Darley at 828-692-4600.

            “We encourage everyone in our business and industry community to get active, adopt healthier eating habits and join us for this year’s Chamber Challenge 5K," said Johnna Reed, Chief Administrative Officer at Pardee Hospital. "Whether you train for the race with your coworkers or join the 'Couch to 5K' program, we hope to see you at the race on September 3."

To encourage business and industry involvement, a four-person team of area leaders has formed The Clydesdale Running Club. The team will run the 5K together and have issued a challenge to area business leaders encouraging them to follow suit and form a team. The Clydesdale team includes:  

  • Les Boyd, Owner of Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick
  • Jay Kirby, CEO of Pardee Hospital
  • Mark Warwick, General Manager of WTZQ
  • Bob Williford, President of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

            Teams of four can join the Challenge for $100 total. Register here.