Rain showers and cool temperatures didn’t stop the committed crowd who came out to support York Hospital’s Cardiac Care Fund at the 5K Walk and Run for Everyone on Saturday, June 3. While some runners and walkers focused on their times, others toted toddlers in carriages or tried to keep up with them on foot, as they traversed the scenic course over York Harbor’s Wiggly Bridge, through Steedman Woods, past Hancock Wharf, into historic York Village, and back to the finish line on York Hospital’s main campus.
This year’s community event sported over 200 registrants ranging in age from 4 to 88, as well as volunteers and loyal fans. Neighbors from across the Seacoast and virtual participants from as far away as Valley Cottage, New York, did their hearts good, with three-plus miles of morning exercise, and post-race snacks and refreshments generously donated by Coca-Cola of Southern Maine, COSTA Fruit & Produce, Sysco, and W.B. Mason. A gallery of race day images is on the hospital’s Facebook page; take a look to see how much fun everyone had!
Hospital President Dr. Patrick Taylor cheered on the runners as they crossed the finish line, commenting, “The community members who came out today ranged in age and skill, but they all brought tremendous energy and positivity. York Hospital appreciates their upbeat vibes, in addition to the support of our Cardiac Care Fund that our patients rely on.” Dr. Taylor also advised the crowd to “stay tuned for more cardiac care news at York Hospital as preparations begin for a renovation to the catheterization lab on the horizon.”
The York Police Department, York Volunteer Ambulance, York Parks & Recreation Department, York Department of Public Works, York Hospital staff, and many community and student volunteers ensured a safe race for all. They included lifeguards Tristen Rohrabacher, and Owen Muskrat at The Wiggly Bridge, Chalmers Insurance staff at Water Stop #2 and York High School’s Brodi Hay, Owen McBean, Tim Pieler, Andrew Stobe, and Carlie Welch at Water Stop #1.
Proceeds from the day topped $21,000 and will benefit the York Hospital Cardiac Care Fund, which supports the spectrum of cardiovascular services from treating patients with abnormal heart rhythms to those suffering a heart attack, and more. If you would like to contribute to the Cardiac Care Fund, please contact Hilary Leonhard in Community Relations, at 207-351-3430 or [email protected].
Thanks and appreciation to the 2023 sponsors
of York Hospital’s 5K Walk and Run for Everyone!
Winners and Race Results
Please note: Results for all participants can be found on https://www.gsrs.com/results/4702.
Female: Gretchen Anderson, Buxton, ME 24:25