Medical Mountains 5K Run/Walk
April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student Advocates Association is pleased to present the Medical Mountains 5K. Proceeds of this race will benefit students who are currently attending medical school and experiencing extreme medical hardships.
Most families have very limited financial resources during medical school. When someone in their family has a medical emergency it quickly becomes a financial burden. Some examples of what families and students have gone through include a daughter who has relapsed in her cancer diagnosis, a wife and mother who had brain cancer and recently passed away, and a student (who is also a husband and father) who had complications from Crohn’s disease which required surgery and a year off school. These are just a few examples from more recent years. Not only do these situations burden these families during medical school, but even after graduation, graduates still have a minimum of three years until they will experience any substantial income. This makes it nearly impossible to pay off any medical bills accrued at that time. Our hope is to be able to provide some financial relief to the approved applicants and help them to more freely move forward with their education. To learn more about the Student Advocates Association please click HERE.
5K Start/Finish & Course:
Saturday, April 17, 2021 – 9:00AM
Blackwater Creek Bikeway, Linkhorne Middle School Parking Lot Entrance. Linkhorne Middle School, 2525 Linkhorne Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Out and back on the Blackwater Creek Bikeway (paved surface)
Friday, April 16 – Sunday April 18, 2021
Complete your virtual 5K anywhere in the world. Support our efforts by running the 5k course of your choice. Enjoy our event while using the RaceJoy App to track your speed, distance, hear race cheers, and to easily upload your time. (A cell phone with GPS enabled is required for the App to work properly.) Or, virtual participants can upload their time and / or participation manually from the event’s results page on RunSignUp.