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RUN FASTER: Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race 2010
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | September 13, 2010
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to be the title sponsor of the Governor’s Cup Road Race in Columbia, scheduled for November 13, 2010. For the first time in the race’s 38 year history, a portion of proceeds will benefit Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina, an organization dedicated to obesity prevention and nutritional education initiatives.
The Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race includes a half marathon, an 8K run, a 4-mile walk and kid’s fun run. The race begins at the front of the South Carolina State House at the corner of Main and Gervais Streets in Columbia and ends at the University of South Carolina Horseshoe at Sumter and College Streets. The course is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and is part of the Palmetto Grand Prix and Tour de Columbia. The Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race is organized by the Carolina Marathon Association, www.carolinamarathon.org.
You can sign up for the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race by going to www.lexmed.com or www.governorscupsc.org. There, you can also view pricing, route maps and other information. In addition, there are details about the race’s Kids Cup Run & Challenge, Fittest School Challenge and Fittest Company Challenge.
Lexington Medical Center is pleased to be the title sponsor for the Governor’s Cup Road Race and to help to raise money for Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina.
“Lexington Medical Center enjoys participating in partnerships in our community that encourage healthy lifestyles and work toward educating people about the importance of maintaining good health,” said Mark Shelley, director of Marketing at Lexington Medical Center.
Obesity is a serious health threat facing our children and future generations. Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina works to combat the obesity epidemic. “Contributions go directly to local communities to improve access to affordable, healthy foods and safe places to be physically active,” said Amy Splittgerber, Executive Director of Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina.
Hundreds of people are currently training for the 2010 Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race. You can follow the progress of some runners and read blog entries from them about their training beginning later this month on the hospital’s blog at blog.lexmed.com. You can also become a fan of the Governor’s Cup on Facebook. And, individuals who are interested in finding training groups can visit www.strictlyrunning.com for information about group running in Columbia.
We look forward to seeing you on November 13th in Columbia.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.