Dates & Times:
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 — CLICK HERE to RSVP to our event on Facebook and be the first to get all the 5K info
Race Day Registration @ 7:30am
5K @ 8:30am
1 Mile Fun Run @ 9:15am
What makes our 5K different?
Recognizing that obesity and all the associated ills that go with it was running rampant in the south (ad that Georgia was a leader in obesity in the nation), the Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Wellness decided to tackle this difficult issue.
This 5K does not just sign you up and give you a shirt (like other 5Ks), we offer you a jump start to change your life!
During the 8 weeks prior to the 5K, we offer up our resources at no charge to the community! Below is a list of resources that are offered to each race participant:
-Official Cantrell Center 8 Week Couch to 5K” Walking Program
-Official Cantrell Center 8 Week “Couch to 5K” Run/Walk Program
–“Ask a Trainer”- FREE training advice from our experts up until race day!(All you have to do is call or send us an e-mail.
-Frequently Asked Questions when Training
-Important Things to Remember When Training
-Every month of the year we feature and support a local Run/Walk Event- because we don’t want your journey to end at the Cantrell Center 5K finish line
Where do the proceeds go?
Proceeds from the 11th Annual Cantrell Center 5K & Fun Run benefit Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hopsital, Navicent Health, your local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital.
Can’t make it, but still want to support CMN?
In 2016, the Cantrell Center 5K & Fun Run raised over $4,000 for Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, part of Children’s Miracle Network- we more than doubled that number in 2017 with $8,600 in proceeds. Will you help us raise even more funds this year for the children?
About Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health:
-Since 1987- Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health has been the only designated Children’s Hospital between Atlanta, Georgia and Gainesville, Florida
-Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospital since 1993, with more than 25 partners who fundraise for Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Navicent Health through CMN
-3,000+ children have been admitted in to their inpatient units
-45,000+ pediatric patients served in 2014 from Central and South GA
-2,800+ surgeries have been performed by pediatric surgeons
-No Child is Turned Away– 100% of funds raised through CMN stay local, and no child is ever turned away, regardless of ability to pay
The proceeds from our 5K in previous years have benefited many charitable events including:
-The Arthritis Foundation
-United in Pink
-The D’Angelo Foundation
-The Children’s Miracle Network
-Covenant Care Services
Community Support & “Race Row”
The Cantrell Center is proud to highlight several races throughout the year as a way to encourage participants to keep up the momentum even after they cross the Cantrell Center 5K’s finish line. We proudly feature local run/walk events on our website, our online calendar, and our monthly newsletter year-round.
In addition, on the day of the Cantrell Center 5K, we offer space affectionately referred to as “Race Row” to other walk/run events to inspire participants to keep moving! These local events then have a chance to register participants for their race while our participants commit to keeping active— it’s a win-win!
The most important endeavor is to serve the mission of our 5K by giving back into you, the participant by offering the resources listed above. When you understand the statistics on obesity and the comorbidities related to an obese and sedentary lifestyle, you realize how important it becomes for us to improve Georgia’s demographics. Healthy Georgia, Strong America starts right here in Warner Robins, GA with the Cantrell Center 5K and YOU!
What are the current statistics on Obesity???
Click here look at the trends from 2004 to 2009.