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Spring Into Health 5k CANCELED
April 5, 2020
Wellness and Fun Fair – 12:30 p.m.
Race – 2 p.m.
After careful consideration, the Physician Assistant Program of Kettering College is announcing the cancelation of the Spring Into Health 5k. Even though this was not our original plan, this decision was made after consideration of the directives of Gov. DeWine and Dr. Acton of the State Health Department to limit the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.
April 5th would have been the 12th occurrence of the Spring Into Health 5k. Over the past 11 years more than $75,000 has been donated to Good Neighbor House and over $23,000 was raised for the Physician Assistant Professional Education Fund. The students have worked hard to raise the nearly $100,000 with your assistance.
Kettering College Physician Assistant Program is proud to partner with Good Neighbor House (GNH) each year for the annual Spring Into Health 5k event. GNH recently celebrated 25 years of “empowering healthier communities by fostering the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of our neighbors.” GNH provides dental, medical, and optical care to the under-insured or uninsured. In addition to the much-in-demand clinical services, the organization provides free counseling with a licensed counselor, a food pantry, a thrift store, and a special Wellness Program.
The Physician Assistant Professional Education Fund supports students in extracurricular educational opportunities. The PA students attend a conference geared toward them at The Cleveland Clinic each year. Some also attend the national conference of the American Association of Physician Assistants. At these conferences students study medicine & professionalism topics, network with other students and with practicing PA’s, and bond as a class group.
If you signed up:
Because we would like to continue to support these causes, we are providing the opportunity for you to donate your registration fee to be split between Good Neighbor House and the Educational Fund. We are also prepared to refund your registration fee. An email has been sent to you with the two options. Please select your option before Monday, March 22, 2020 to let us know your preference.
You can also visit Speedy Feet at this link to select either option:
Thank you for your support of the Spring Into Health 5k.
We pray for safety and good health to each of you,
The Kettering College Physician Assistant Class of 2021
About Spring into Health 5K
The Kettering College Physician Assistant Program will host its 12th annual Spring into Health 5K run/walk, benefiting Dayton’s Good Neighbor House (75%) and the College’s Physician Assistant Student Professional Development Fund (25%).
Almost 400 runners and walkers participated in last year’s Spring into Health 5K in April 2019, raising more than $10,000 for Good Neighbor House and the physician assistant department’s student professional development fund. In June 2019, students in the physician assistant department, who have been the primary organizers of the event since its start, awarded Good Neighbor House staff with a donation as a result of this race.
Registration Information and Fees
How to Register
Attn: Vanessa Rogers, PA Faculty
Physician Assistant Department
3737 Southern Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45429
Corporate/organization teams (10 or more) should call (937) 395-8601 x55606 to register.
All paper registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, March 27. Online registration will close on Monday, March 30. Race weekend entry will be held during packet pickup on April 3-4 and on race day, April 5.
Cost and Deadlines
Schedule of Events
Early Packet Pickup
Packets (including t-shirts for the pre-registrants) will be available for pickup at Up and Running Dayton (6123 Far Hills Ave) on April 3-4 and on race day, April 5.
Race weekend entry registrations will be accepted at this time, for a fee of $40. Extra shirts MAY be available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
- When you arrive at the college (3737 Southern Blvd.), please park in the large lot across the street from the school, or around the church.
- Beginning at 12:30 p.m., packets will be available for pickup. Race weekend entry registrations will be accepted at this time, for a fee of $40, but shirts cannot be guaranteed.
- You are also invited to join us at 12:30 p.m. for the Wellness and Fun Fair!
- A drawing will take place for those who enter.
- Kettering Sports Medicine will conduct a pre-race warm-up stretch for all interested racers, so be sure to listen to the PA for announcements about when it is time to gather.
- Race start time is 2 p.m.The start area will be at Southern Blvd., to accommodate our crowd. The rest of the course remains the same as before. The course map will be provided soon.
- Make sure one of our volunteers collects your timing chip in the finish chute!
- Age group and drawing winners will be announced after all racers have finished.
*If you choose early packet pickup and for ANY reason are unable to participate on race day, please return your timing chip to the college front desk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Racers who do not return chips may be subject to a fine. Also, refunds will NOT be given (even for inclement weather).
Previous Race Results and Photos
About the Good Neighbor House
Good Neighbor House offers a full range of Human and Health Services to the community as we collaborate with many local agencies to assist clients. Through the contributions of dedicated donors and volunteers, the agency is funded and supported by monetary and in-kind donations that help to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many throughout the Greater Dayton Region.
Kettering College is proud to partner with Good Neighbor House each year for the annual Spring Into Health 5k event.
Contact Vanessa Rogers at (937) 395-8601 x55606