Mercy Co-Workers, Community Gear Up for 5K @ the LPGA

June 15, 2016

Mercy co-workers and the community are gearing up for the second 5K @ the LPGA benefiting Mercy Northwest Arkansas on June 25.

New this year is that a portion of the proceeds from the race will go directly into the Mercy Community Health Fund, which helps those who are living in poverty, who are homeless, ill or marginalized in some way.

Mercy encourages co-workers, family and friends to participate in this fun event by walking, running, or volunteering. There is a 1K fun run in addition to the 5K event.

Mercy's Erin Kyle, Eric Pianalto and Will Tommey

Mercy's Erin Kyle, Eric Pianalto and Will Tommey

To register to run or walk, click here.

To  volunteer at the 5K, click here.

Mercy co-workers are also invited to visit the Facebook selfie station to help get the word out about 5K @ the LPGA.

The 5K @ the LPGA is among events associated with the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, an official LPGA event that draws top professional female golfers. It is the 10th anniversary for the three-day tournament, which is held at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

The 5K @ LPGA begins at 7:30 a.m. June 25, the second day of the tournament. Starting at the Walmart AMP, the race course winds through the streets of Pinnacle and down the golf course’s 17th hole. Parking will be just south of the AMP.

Participants can pick up race packets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 24 at Mercy Family YMCA, 5214 Village Parkway in Rogers.

The race is limited to 900 participants and hundreds have registered, so don’t delay.

For more information about 5K @ the LPGA and the golf tournament, visit the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship website,


Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

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