Orthopedic Associates to host 11th Annual Fun Run, 2nd Annual Shoe Drive on Saturday, August 11

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s 11th Annual Fun Run and 2nd Annual Shoe Drive will be held on Saturday, August 11. This year’s OAPH Fun Run will start with registration from 6 to 7:15 a.m. and include a one-mile run starting at 7:30 a.m. and a 10K and 5K walk/run starting at 8 a.m. Additionally, lightly worn or new shoes will be collected for the 2nd Annual Shoe Drive. Shoe donations can be dropped off during early packet pickup or on the day of the race, both events occurring at the practice’s location, 940 River Centre Drive. To register for the Fun Run or for more information about the charity shoe drive, visit www.oaph.com/oa-fun-run

OAPH’s Fun Run is open to all ability levels, from marathoners to casual runners and walkers. The cost for the event is $10 for people who preregister by July 20. After July 20, the entry fee is $20.

Early packet pickup will be available at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s office on Friday, August 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Free biomechanical foot assessments, shoe wear recommendations and computerized running analyses will be offered by Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron at this time as well.

"We are thrilled to host this community fitness event for the 11th year," says Dr. William Braaksma, the region’s only fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon and the official medical director of the Fun Run. "It is a privilege to see our community’s commitment to health and wellness through the Fun Run each year."

Preregistered participants will receive a Tech shirt, refreshments, bib timing and will be entered into a fitness band gift raffle. Pre- and postrace massage and stretching will also be available. Awards will go to the overall male and female winners and top three male and female finishers in each age category.

Those who donate shoes will be entered into a drawing for a prize presented by Dr. Braaksma. 

For more information about Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900.