Hampshire County Santa Trot 5K set for Dec. 3

ROMNEY — Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center will be hosting the 5th Annual Santa Trot held in Hampshire County. All fitness levels are encouraged to join us as there are options to participate in a 5K run/walk or a 2-mile fun walk both of which will begin at the Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center facility and loop around local residential areas. All profits from this year’s event will benefit United Way of Hampshire County. Race day sign in will begin on Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. and the events will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Early registration is encouraged and guarantees a race T-shirt; however, race day registration will be available. The registration fees are $12 by Nov. 27 and $16 for late registration.

Overall male and female awards will be given in addition to male and female age group awards and door prizes.

This is the fiftth year that Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center has hosted the Santa Trot; it is unique in that each year we try and find a new cause to raise money toward.  Previous organizations that have been highlighted are Warm the Children, Habitat for Humanity, CASA and Energy Express. We are very excited this year to raise funds for United Way of Hampshire County as it is a wonderful organization and a good portion the money raised will stay within our local community to assist our own neighbors. The course being used appeals to many trained runners as well as novice runners and walkers because of its paved surface and more subtle inclines and declines in comparison to alternate courses that we have used. Trained runners often enjoy signing up for a 5k for the competitive aspect while novice runners and even those just trying to get into an exercise routine may just want to finish and benefit more from the event giving accountability. We encourage everyone who can to join us during this special time of the year for fitness, health and charity.

For additional information or a sample registration copy, Contact: Kristy Harvey at kharvey@valleyhealthlink.com or 304-813-1095.

Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center opened during the summer of 2007 in Romney as an entity of Valley Health. Since then we have been serving as “your hometown health and wellness center.”

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