Park Ridge Health announces 21st Annual Frostbite 5K, 10K and Fun Run/Walk

Press release

From Park Ridge Health

Hendersonville, N.C. (November 26, 2012) – The Park Ridge Health Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Southeastern Sports Medicine will host the 21st Annual Frostbite 10K, 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, starting at 2 p.m. This Grand-Prix-sanctioned premier race event will take place on flat to moderately rolling terrain with Hutch Mountain as the scenic backdrop. The Frostbite races will begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center located next to Park Ridge Health at Howard Gap Road and Naples Road in Fletcher, N.C. The 2013 Frostbite event also will feature a Family Fun Day and Health Expo at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with games, booths and live music.

Registration fees are $25 through Dec. 31 for both the 5K and 10K. Both race fees will be $30 from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 and $35 from Feb. 1 through race day. The Fun Run/Walk is $10. All runners who register by Jan. 31 are guaranteed a long-sleeved performance tech shirt, while all Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a short-sleeved cotton shirt. Interested in group training? Available for a one-time fee of $10, training sessions will take place on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Jan. 3 to Feb. 10. For additional information about race training, please call the Park Ridge Health Wellness Department at 828-687-6288.

Don’t enjoy running or walking? Become a first-time Phantom Runner for $25 and support Park Ridge Health from the comfort and warmth of your home. All Phantom Runners will receive a premium quality race shirt.

Registration for all Frostbite events is available at Race-day registration and packet pick-up will take place on Feb. 17 at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

All proceeds of the 2013 Frostbite event will benefit Park Ridge Health’s Kid Power program. Kid Power is helping children grow up to be healthy and strong by tackling the epidemic of childhood obesity. This free program, which reaches 1,000 children and their families each year, helps kids avoid, reverse and prevent health concerns associated with obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease and sleep apnea. Kid Power teaches about the lifelong benefits of exercise and healthy eating through a specially designed curriculum.

Frostbite sponsorship offers an excellent opportunity for businesses to reach 1,000+ fitness enthusiasts and their families. To reserve a sponsorship or receive a race registration form, please contact Sherri Holbert at 828-687-5644 or

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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