School of Medicine Hospital Hill Run 5K draws a crowd

More than 1,500 people participated in the 2016 UMKC School of Medicine 5K run on June 3.
More than 1,500 people participated in the 2016 UMKC School of Medicine Hospital Hill 5K run on June 3.

The annual UMKC School of Medicine Hospital Hill Run 5K drew a crowd of more than 1,500 participants to Crown Center on June 3 as a kickoff to the 2016 Hospital Hill Run 10K and half marathon races.

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Paul Cuddy, Pharm.D., senior associate dean, and Brenda Rodgers, M.D, ’90, associate dean of student affairs, welcomed the winner at the finish line.

This was the third year in a row the 5K run has taken place on the Friday night before the 10K and half marathon races in order make the shorter run a more family-friendly event.

School of Medicine faculty, students and staff volunteers again served as support personnel for both days of the event, providing assistance at first aid stations located throughout the race routes and at the first aid tent. Sports medicine faculty and fellows provide medical services for the entire event.

Peter Ramundo of Manhattan, Kansas, won the overall event with a time of 17 minutes, 21 seconds. Siara Stahl of Smithville, Missouri, won the women’s race in 21:31. View the full results of this year’s Hospital Hill Run, which drew more than 5,000 runners for 5K, 10K and half marathon races combined.