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Henry Ford Allegiance Health to Host Virtual Race to Health

Jackson, Michigan—To protect the health and safety of participants, Henry Ford Allegiance Health will host its annual Race to Health as a virtual event in September 2020. Runners and walkers will choose a day within the range of September 12 through 26 to participate in the 5K run, 5K walk or 5-mile run individually. They will then report their times and be recognized for being part of this health-promoting community event. Details on the virtual race and other run/walk events are available later this year on social media and Registration is available online.

In May, HFAH announced it was postponing its 2020 Henry Ford Allegiance Health Get Moving! Race Series, which included its annual Race to Health. “Out of an abundance of caution and to remove pressure from race directors to hold their events, we postponed the Get Moving! race series until 2021,” said Joseph Medellin, MD, Henry Ford Allegiance Sports Medicine. “In the meantime, we encourage everyone to get moving around their yards or neighborhoods. Walking or running outdoors pumps the heart and lifts the spirit.”


Anyone exercising away from home is encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a mask for their own protection and the safety of others.


About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region. Visit to learn more.


About Henry Ford Health System

Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail.


Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network.


Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving more than $90 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.