GHS Foundation Announces Second Annual Granville 5K Ambulance Chase


The Granville Health System Foundation announces a 5K competitive run, 5K Fun Run, 1-Mile Family Walk and 100-Yard Kids Dash to benefit the Granville Health System Foundation. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Oxford Recreation Complex on East Spring Street and offers something for everyone from serious runners to families looking for a day of fun.

Registration for the activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. inside Hix Gym or participants can pre-register online at or

• 5K competitive race begins at 9:00 a.m. on East Spring Street and continues along a certified 5K course
• 5K Fun Run begins at 9:10 a.m. on East Spring Street and is a great choice for participants and groups who are less concerned with their race time
• 1-Mile Family Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. on East Spring Street
• 100-Yard Kids Dash begins at 10:30 a.m. on the football field at Hix Gym

Costs for the 5K and 1-Mile Family walk are $25 for same-day registration or $20 pre-registered. This price includes a race tee shirt and awards for the top finishers. The 100-Yard Kids Dash is just $10 with no late fee and includes a medal.

The event is being sponsored by Wells Fargo Insurance Services, HealthScope Benefits, NC Pediatric Associates and Morrison Management Specialists.

To obtain a registration form or to make a donation, please visit or contact Race Director Shields Blackwell at Granville Health System at 919.690.2148.

About the Granville Health System Foundation
The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, supporting its commitment to providing quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain and improve facilities, and recruit new health professionals to Granville County. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, or to make an online contribution, please visit The Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

About Granville Health System
For more than 92 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accredit or of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at


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