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7th Annual RCH Foundation "Hospital Hustle" 5K Set for June 1st

     The Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation is finalizing plans for the seventh annual “Hospital Hustle” 5K Walk/Run. This fun family event is set for Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at Rochelle Township High School, 1406 Flagg Road. The walk/run is 3.1 miles in length and the course is reversed from last year providing additional parking for all.  Participants will start at the high school, follow the bike path to Atwood Park and back. 

     As an added challenge this year, anyone who beats the time of RCH Chief Executive Officer Mark Batty will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit Pedometer.  The Fitbit links to computers and iPhones and is valued at $50. Also, any registered participant will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card (must be present to win).

     Awards will be presented to various age divisions ranging from youth to 70 and over for both male and female. A plaque will be awarded to the fastest team. No pets or strollers on the course please.  Entry fees are as follows: $20 for pre-entry on or before Friday, May 31 or $25 the day of the race.

     The event encourages team participation.  Placement is determined by the average scores of the first three members of the team that cross the finish line.  A registration form must be completed for every walker/runner.

     Print off an entry form including sponsorship information below or visit our Facebook page.  Questions can be directed to Emily Anaya, RCH Foundation Coordinator and Race Director at 815-561-3110 or e-mail

     Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards cardiac and bedside monitor upgrades. This allows vital signs to interface with the electronic medical record (EMR) giving RCH a fully integrated EMR.

     “Do the Hustle”!

2013 Hustle Registration/Sponsorship Form

Emily Anaya

Foundation/Community Events Coordinator