Mercy Partners with Symbols of Sacrifice to Host 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk

July 16, 2014

Fort Scott, Kansas – Two icons in Fort Scott partner to show respect for our fallen military heroes. Join the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site and Mercy Hospital in a tribute to the over 7,000 fallen US military service members lost in fighting the War on Terrorism by participating in the first Symbols of Sacrifice Memorial 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, September 13 at 9 a.m. beginning at the Fort Scott National Historic Site. The race is not timed.

The race course features scenic downtown Fort Scott, the new Riverfront Park Trail, century old brick streets and historic homes.  The final stretch will lead participant up Main Street where the honor roll of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom will be read.

Final details are still in the works but online registration is available by clicking here and manual entry forms are available at Mercy Health for Life located in the lower level of Mercy Hospital.

Participants may register for one of the two divisions: the 5K Fun Run (no timing) at $30 per person; or the 1Mile Walk at $15 per person. All registered participants will receive a Symbols of Sacrifice logo imprinted tee shirt, a commemorative flag at the finish line and refreshments after the race. Proceeds from the event will assist the Symbols of Sacrifice committee with the purchase of a track chair for a local veteran as well as a health care project funded by the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott.

Pre-registration is recommended. After September 1, an additional $5 per participant is added to the registration fee.  Race day registration will be available from 8-8:30 a.m. near Skubitz Plaza.

For more information about the Symbols of Sacrifice Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, contact the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott office at 620-223-8094.

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