ADAPTIVE ATHLETES BENEFIT FROM UNIQUE 5K RACE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will host the 11th annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel on Sunday, September 20 for runners, walkers and adaptive athletes.

August 6, 2015

 

MEDSTAR NATIONAL REHABILITATION NETWORK PRESENTS 12TH ANNUAL SUPER H 5K RUN, WALK & WHEEL!

McLean, Virginia – Aug. 4, 2015 — MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will host the 11th annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel on Sunday, September 20 for runners, walkers and adaptive athletes. The event begins and ends at the Sport & Health Club in Tysons Corner (8250 Greensboro Dr., McLean, Virginia 22102).

All proceeds from the race support MedStar NRH’s adaptive sports programs. These programs enable athletes with disabilities to compete in various sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, sled hockey, quad rugby, sit volleyball, hand cycling and rowing.

Funds raised from the Super H race have recently helped the MedStar NRH wheelchair basketball team placed in the top tier in the national wheelchair basketball tournament and is helping a paraswimmer to go to national and international meets to compete in the Paralympic Games in Rio.

“It is a thrill to see the adaptive athletes take off on their hand cycles, wheelchairs and some with just crutches doing the same event able-bodied athletes do…just a little differently,” said Harry Freedman, founder of the Super H 5K.

 Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. The post-race party begins at 9 a.m., with refreshments from Paolo’s Ristorante in Reston and Muncheez in Georgetown. This year the party will have live music by acoustic guitarist Timmie Metz.

 The race registration fee of $30 supports the Adaptive Sports Program at MedStar NRH for children and adults with physical disabilities to pursue healthy, active lifestyles through recreational and competitive sports. The fee is $35 after September 1.

 For more information and to register online, go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K. Or call Leslie Concha at 202-877-1781.

 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 40 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar NRH is consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar NRH and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

Contact:

Derek T. Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
M: 571-218-7594
[email protected]