Marymount Universitys Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is hosting its first 5K race at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 on the schools main campus, 2807 North Glebe Road. Cost is $35 ($10 for MU students). All participants will receive a Marymount 5K T-shirt. A post-race party will include food, refreshments, music, family friendly games and local vendors.
Ace Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute is the races main sponsor. Funds raised will help defray the cost of purchasing and shipping medical equipment and supplies for the DPT Programs annual service learning trip to Costa Rica, where students provide rehabilitative services to orphanages and other institutions serving the underprivileged.
That trip changes the lives of students, and we want to help them raise money to support it, said Dr. Skye Donovan, an associate professor of physical therapy. We also want to bring awareness to the Arlington community that Marymount is setting up a sustainable health care system in Costa Rica.
The race will kick off Remembrance Day, held on campus each spring to honor those the university community has lost. The Student Government Association started the day of service to honor two students from the Class of 2009 who died in accidents.
ACE Physical Therapy is proud to be the title sponsor for Marymount Universitys inaugural 5K race, said Mike Ercole, the institutes director. This race is for an exceptional cause, and it is a great way to promote the benefits of physical therapy to the public.
For more information or to register, go to marymount.edu/5k.