The Granville Health System Foundation Announces the Annual 5K Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo


OXFORD, NC (March 12, 2014) – The Granville Health System Foundation announced that discount registration is available for the 2014 Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo – a 5K Competitive Run, 5K Fun Run, 1-Mile Family Walk and 100-Yard Kids Dash to benefit the Granville Health System Foundation. Event costs are discounted by $5 by utilizing online registration at

The event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in partnership with the Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corporation and offers something for everyone - from serious runners to families looking for a day of fun. A Food Truck Rodeo has also been added this year.

The Food Truck Rodeo will be held for the entire community from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Littlejohn Street parking lot. There is no charge for admission into the Rodeo and a variety of trucks will be in attendance, including:

  • Baton Rouge Cuisine of Creedmoor
  • Foster’s on the Fly
  • Big John’s Hot & Spicy
  • Gussy’s Greek Street Food
  • Liv’s Food Truck
  • Maria’s Taco Truck
  • Deputy Dawg Concessions & Catering of Oxford
  • JAM Ice Cream
  • The Railhouse Brewery
Registration for the activities will begin at 3:00 p.m. inside Stovall’s Gifts or participants can pre-register online at or

  • 5K competitive race begins at 4:00 p.m. on Main Street and continues along a certified course
  • 5K Fun Run begins at 4:05 p.m. on Main Street and is a great choice for participants and groups who are less concerned with their race time
  • 1-Mile Family Walk begins at 5:00 p.m. on Main Street
  • 100-Yard Kids Dash begins at 5:30 p.m. Littlejohn Street
  • Food Truck Rodeo from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Littlejohn Parking Lot
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. There is no charge for admission into the Food Truck Rodeo.

The event is being sponsored by Wells Fargo Insurance Services; HealthSCOPE Benefits; Simpli Fi Managed Services; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Creative Minds Architectural Signage and Design; Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, PLLC.; The Medline Foundation; On Hold Marketing; Drake Dentistry; Mark Bostic Dentistry; Wake Emergency Physicians, PA; Meridian Leasing Corp.; Altec; BKC Industries; Newton Instrument; Express Employment Professionals; and EcoLab Healthcare Infection Prevention.

To obtain a registration form or for more information about sponsorships, 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 provide 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, please visit

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 accreditor 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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