19th Annual Midwest Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk September 30 benefits Galena Food Pantry and includes Oktoberfest admission

Midwest Health & Fitness Center (MHFC), located at Midwest Medical Center, is accepting registration for their upcoming family-friendly 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 30, at the Galena River Trail (91 Bouthillier Street, Galena, Illinois). The 19th annual event benefits the Galena Food Pantry. Day of donations for the Food Pantry are also welcomed.

September 15 at noon is the deadline to register and receive a race t-shirt. Online registration may be made at bit.ly/MidwestFitness5K. Additional information may be found on MidwestMedicalCenter.org under the EVENTS tab. Participants may also register by calling MHFC at 815-777-4960 or in person at Midwest Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Galena. Registration will be accepted up until the event, without a t-shirt being given.

Included in race registration is a ticket for Galena Oktoberfest, hosted by the Galena Lions Club at Depot Park, beginning at the race conclusion. The cost for race registration is $30 including a t-shirt and $20 without a t-shirt.

Day-of-race check-in starts at 8 AM; the 5K begins at 9 AM. Children’s races—100-meter dash for ages 0-4 years and an 800-meter dash for ages 5-12 begin at 8:30 AM. An adult-supervised Kids’ Corner with activities and games will be available before the start of the 5K race.

A prize drawing (must be present to win) and refreshments will be held following the race.

Midwest Medical Center is a not-for-profit Illinois Critical Access Hospital. It serves the communities in northwestern Illinois, southwestern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa through its health clinics, hospital and emergency care, fitness and rehabilitation center, and senior care—assisted living and nursing home.

For more about this event or Midwest Medical Center, visit MidwestMedicalCenter.org.

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