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HealthNet Hosts 5K Run/Walk to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

9/4/2018

HealthNet, Inc. will celebrate 50 years of service to the community by hosting the inaugural HealthNet Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The run/walk will start at 9 a.m. at HealthNet Barrington Health & Dental Center, 3401 E. Raymond St., and will take participants through several nearby southside neighborhoods. The family-friendly event will include a health resource fair, food, giveaways and more.

Online registration is available at www.racemaker.org/event/healthnet-hustle. Individual registration is discounted to $30 per person until Oct. 1. After Oct. 1, individual registration will be $35/per person. The family registration fee is $100 for a family of four, plus $25 for each additional family member. Participants who register by Oct. 1 are guaranteed a participation medal and t-shirt.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and older.                                             

Race proceeds will go toward HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP). Each year, HIP serves more than 3,800 individuals who are experiencing or immediately threatened with homelessness. Proceeds from the race allow HIP to support emergency needs of food and clothing for those who are on the street. They will also help us to support households in obtaining and maintaining employment and housing by ensuring access to transportation, work uniforms, utility deposits, and security deposits.

Since 1968, HealthNet has improved the health status of Indianapolis’ inner-city neighborhoods by making quality health services accessible to everyone. From its beginnings in a converted bank building staffed by one physician, HealthNet has grown to a citywide organization with 33 locations and more than 600 employees. It is one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC).

Through its network of seven community-based, comprehensive primary care health centers, one OB/GYN care center, a pediatric/adolescent care center, seven school-based clinics, and support services, HealthNet annually provides affordable health care to nearly 60,000 individuals – many of whom live at or below the federal poverty level. In 2017, the centers delivered 272,645 patient visits.  HealthNet is the first and only network of primary health care centers in Indiana to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. Less than 300 centers nationwide have achieved this honor.

A special thanks to our HealthNet Hustle 5K Run/Walk platinum sponsor Krieg DeVault; bronze sponsors Managed Health Services, Williams Comfort Air, True North Landscaping, Blue & Co., BDC Advisors, LabCorp, Lucidia iT, and Halstead Architects; and aid station sponsors AllPro Heating and Air, Stalnaker Security and the Cantrell Family.

For more information, call (317) 957-2018 or email info@indyhealthnet.org.

 

 

 

For more information, visit http://www.racemaker.org/event/healthnet-hustle