MCLEAN, VA –MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRN) will host the 16th annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel and Fun Run, on Sunday, Sept. 22 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). Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. The post-race party begins at 9 a.m., with free food, refreshments, music and an awards ceremony.
All proceeds from the race support MedStar NRN’s adaptive sports programs. These programs enable athletes with disabilities to compete in various sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, adaptive rowing, sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, hand cycling, and more.
Funds raised from the Super H race have enabled all of MedStar NRN’s adaptive sports teams to compete at the national level. Our wheelchair basketball team is currently ranked number three in the nation! One of our players, Trevon Jenifer, is also a current member of the U.S. Paralympic basketball team, as well as a two-time medalist (gold and bronze).
“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.
The race registration fee is $40 online until Thursday, Sept. 19; registration is $45 onsite. The Super H 5K supports the Adaptive Sports Programs with MedStar NRN for children and adults with physical disabilities, allowing them to pursue healthy, active lifestyles through recreational and competitive sports. Programs range from introductory clinics to elite competitions.
Packet pick up will take place on race day, Sun. Sept. 22 at the registration tables at Sport & Health.
For more information and to register online, go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K.
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About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network 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 orthopaedic 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 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network 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 National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, visit MedStarNRH.org.