Spring Hill, Florida (April 25, 2017) – Oak Hill Hospital again sponsored the annual Five Points of Life Kids’ Marathon. The marathon culminated on April 1. Children walked, jogged or ran the final 1.2 miles of a 26.2 mile marathon. Oak Hill Hospital teamed with Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to get youngsters up and active while also raising awareness of five ways people can share life through donation.
The goal was to walk 25 miles, a little bit at a time, with participants from kindergarten through the eighth grade logging their mileage as they go. On April 1 the participants gathered for celebration run or walk of 1.2 miles to complete the marathon distance. In addition, a 5K race was added this year with 166 participants crossing the finish line. Three hundred eighty students between K8 crossed the finish line for the Kids’ Marathon, 1.2 mile course.
Oak Hill Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care Center sponsored two awards of $500 each to give back to participating schools. A check for $500 was presented to the school with the most students registered and a check for $500 was presented to the school with the highest percentage of students registered based on their enrollment. The winner for the highest number registered was Winding Waters K8. The winner for the highest percentage of enrollment registered was Pine Grove Elementary.
This year there were over 800 registrations between both events. In addition the 5K overall winners were as follows:
Male Overall Winners
Ryan Bell, Brooksville, FL – 18:55.4
Ricardo Estrada, Spring Hill, FL – 18:57.8
Ian Escamilla, Brooksville, FL – 19:02.2
Female Overall Winners
Mia Deronda, Spring Hill, FL – 21:05.2
Emily Escamilla, Brooksville, FL – 21:35.0
Mackenzie Bell- Hudson, FL – 22:25.3
“LifeSouth and Five Points of Life Foundation are honored to bring this event to Hernando County. As a foundation we strive to raise awareness about the five ways to share life with others through donation. We also work to promote fun physical fitness to children and their families through the Kids’ Marathons,” said Jillian Chopyak, District Administrative Assistant for LifeSouth.
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (280 beds), is the area’s largest private employer, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Over 300 physicians, 1,200 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.
The new Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in June of 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a graduate medical education program, a hospitalist program, 24/7 intensivists as well as 24/7 on site radiologists. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook.