Texas Health Stephenville Hosting Run/Walk on Nov. 21
11/12/2009

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Lace up those running shoes and prepare to burn a few of those Halloween candy calories.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville will host its fourth annual 2 Your Health Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on Nov. 21. The event will start at the Stephenville City Park Large Pavilion.

The goal of the two-mile event is to promote active lifestyles for children and adults in the Erath County area. Proceeds will benefit physical education programs at area schools. The entry fee is $7 per person.

Everyone who walks or runs will receive an award for their participation. Children in kindergarten to sixth grade who finish in first through fifth place in their grade will receive awards.

“This time of year is a great time for families to make time for walks together where they can enjoy quality family time while getting in some physical activity,” said Shane Wall, a physical therapist at Texas Health Stephenville who is leading the event. “The fall is also a good time to start nightly walks because the air has cooled off from the summer months, while typically still being warm enough for little ones to tag along. We encourage everyone to come out and jumpstart their walking routine at the Nov. 21 event.”

For more information on the event or to get a registration form, please call Wall at 254-965-8497.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.