ONSF 1st Annual Play Strong Play Safe 5K Run/Walk & Expo – ONSF – ONS Foundation for Clinical Research & Education
On Sunday, September 22nd, the sun was bright as the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education held its first annual PLAY Strong, PLAY Safe 5K Run/Walk to benefit the ONSF’s orthopedic and neurosurgery education initiatives that concentrate on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
The race, a USATF certified 5K course, started in front of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center and traveled through scenic residential areas of Old Greenwich. “The course was designed for all athletic abilities whether you are a serious runner or a power walker,” said Dr. Vadasdi, event co-chair and an accomplished triathlete. Elite runners, corporate challenge teams, joggers, student athletes, weekend warriors, power walkers and families participated.
In addition to the race, the event featured a Health Expo where participants and their families learned about nutrition, training, injury prevention and running equipment. “Exhibitors included ONS Physical Therapy, EHS PT, Greenwich Running Company and Green and Tonic,” said event co-chair Joseph “Casey” McKee. Major sponsors included Greenwich Hospital, Fairway Markets, City JEEP, Fairfield County Look, Jr. United Way and other generous ONS Foundation supporters.
2013 Play Strong Play Safe 5K Sponsors
Greenwich Hospital – Yale New Haven Health
EHS – Elite Health Services
Fairfield County LOOK
Greenwich Running Company
ONS Physical Therapy
Green & Tonic
Jeep Chrysler Dodge City
Junior Greenwich United Way
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
Dept. of Parks and Recreation Greenwich, CT