Run 4 Health Today
Sunday, September 23, 2012 5:56 AMby
Money is being raised for a piece of equipment at the Walkerton Hospital.
Walkerton's second annual Run4Health is taking place this morning.
Spokesperson Christine Brandt says there is a 10-K and 5-K run as well as the family one kilometre walk or run.
Registration begins at 8 AM with the races starting at 9 AM.
Brandt says all the money raised today will go towards the purchase of a new fluroscopy xray machine for the Walkerton Hospital.
It costs 810 thousand dollars -- and it's suppose to reduce radiation.
There will also be live music, prizes, awards and a Kidz Zone.
Brandt says the goal is to have fun, get some exercise and support the Walkerton Hospital Foundation.
And for those serious runners, this is a chip-timed event accredited by the Ontario Roadrunner Association.
This means the chip-timed results could qualify some of today's runners for larger marathons.
The races begin and end at the Walkerton Agricultural Building.
About 400 people are expected to participate.