Great Bend Regional Hospital is gearing up for another successful Human eMotion Event to support Great Bend Family Crisis Center and GBHS Future Business Leaders of America. Saturday, June 15th, the streets of Great Bend will be filled with runners, walkers, and bikers.
Emily Yarmer, RN is one of the organizers at Great Bend Regional Hospital, “We have had an overwhelming response to this year’s event. Approximately 500 athletes have committed to participate in the various races. We are excited to have such of great turnout showing their support to these two local organizations.”
The events will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday with 25 mile and a 62 mile bike rides. Cameron Chambers, professional bike racer and four time National Mountain Bike Champion will lead the way on the 62 mile ride. Cameron commented, “I am thrilled to come back for another running of the Human eMotion event. Great Bend is my home and leading an active lifestyle is the center point around which my career in Cycling and the Endurance Industry has been built. It is a pleasure to be part of a growing event that is raising awareness of health in Barton County and highlighting the fact that Great Bend is an outstanding place to lead a great life.”
At 7:30 a.m. the 5K and ½ marathon races start. The ½ marathon will feature star athlete Jackie Stiles, NCAA All American and WNBA Rookie of the Year. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three top male and female finishers in both the 5K and ½ marathon races. All proceeds for these events go to the Family Crisis Center
A new event added this year is “The Color Run” which has created a lot of excitement. The Color Run starts at 8 a.m. It has been dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet”. The run is an un-timed race where the runners are doused from head to toe in different colors. The participants start out wearing white and finish plastered in color. Proceeds for “The Color Run” go to GBHS Future Business Leaders of America.
There is still time to join the fun. Registrations are still coming in and any bikers, walkers, or runners that still want to sign up are welcome. Registrations will be accepted up to race time.