Sayre, Pa. – For the 30th year, Guthrie Corning Hospital is sponsoring the Pop Can Fun Run, a race for children ages 2-10, on Sunday, June 8. Participation through the years has grown to more than 400 children.
The opening ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on First Street between Pearl Street and Columbia Street in Corning. Pre-race entertainment and warm-up exercises will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and the first race begins at 1:10 p.m. There will be races for each age level from 2-10 years old.
Medals will be awarded to both boys and girls who finish in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group. Every participant will receive a ribbon. The first 500 children to register will also receive a Pop Can Fun Run T-shirt. Medals will be presented at a ceremony immediately following the final race.
Guthrie Corning Hospital takes pride in sponsoring this event which helps young people experience the joys of running and good health. Although the name of the event has not changed, each participant now receives a bottle of water or juice, rather than soda, to promote a healthier lifestyle.
The entry fee is $8 per child until June 6 or $10 on the day of the race. Registration forms are available at http://www.guthrie.org/event/pop-can-fun-run-2. Forms can be turned into the lobby conference room at the main entrance of Corning Hospital on June 5 and 6.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.