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HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY NEWS
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Kaiser Permanente celebrates 20th annual half-marathon

The event will be held in Irvine this Saturday.

BY JENNA SWEENEYPublished: January 06, 2011 12:43 PM

About 7,000 runners will gather in Irvine on Saturday for the 20th annual Kaiser Permanente Southern California Half Marathon and 5K Race and Walk, benefiting the Woodbridge High School Athletic Boosters, Team Kids and The Raise Foundation.

The race course starts and finishes on Barranca Parkway between Creek and Lake streets, and takes participants through some of the most scenic spots and picturesque neighborhoods in Irvine.

Half-marathoners who finish within a four-hour limit will receive a commemorative medal. The top five overall male and female in each race will receive plaques, and the top three individuals in each age category will get placement medals.

The day also includes events for corporate, public service and high school competitions. And there’s a 1-mile lake run for kids in the 8th grade or younger.

Immediately following the races, participating sponsors and local restaurants and vendors will host an expo, featuring refreshments, music and exhibits.

"Kaiser Permanente is pleased to support this great event, demonstrating our commitment to health and fitness," said Julie Miller-Phipps, senior vice president and executive director of Kaiser Permanente Orange County. "Our commitment is to total community health, and this event brings the importance of fitness to light."

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