9th Annual Oswego Health Foundation’s For Your Health 5K and Wellness Event to Benefit Local Healthcare

OSWEGO – The Oswego Health Foundation announces its 9th Annual For Your Health 5K and Wellness Event, presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, will be held August 10th. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate.

As a nonprofit healthcare system, Oswego Health relies on events such as this to support the healthcare needs and initiatives of the community.  The event will focus on overall wellness and feature community partners, local vendors, and resources to help strengthen the health of the community.  In addition, the event will feature a kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. and the For Your Health 5K run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. at the beautiful scenic course on the Seneca Hill campus, between Fulton and Oswego, off Route 481 on Route 45A.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female 5K finishers, plus the top three male and female 5K finishers in their age group. There will also be fun prizes for the Kid’s Fun Run, including a $40 gift card to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, as well as Ride and Slide passes to Sea Breeze for the scavenger hunt winner. Community members can register online at www.oswegohealth.org/5k.

This year’s presenting sponsor is Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “We are thrilled to have the continued support of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and we appreciate their dedication to local healthcare services,” said Oswego Health’s Director of Business and Community Development Michele Hourigan.

“We take pride in sponsoring local events that foster wellness while supporting local organizations that share our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” says Mark Muthumbi, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield regional president for the Central New York region.

Local businesses or organizations can also enter a team. For more information, contact Michele Hourigan at 315-326-3788.

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