13th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel Raises More Than $45,000 for Adaptive Athletes | MedStar Health

13th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk and Wheel Raises More Than $45,000 for Adaptive Athletes

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 McLean, VA – Nov. 8, 2016 — The 13th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel held on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Sport & Health in Tysons Corner, VA,  raised more than $45,000 which benefits the adaptive sports athletes with MedStar Health Physical Therapy. Proceeds from the race assist the Network’s sports teams which include wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, handcycling, sled hockey, adaptive rowing and more, in traveling to tournaments, purchasing new equipment and uniforms.

This year’s race, attended by a record 310 runners, walkers and wheelers, helps former MedStar NRH patients and those in the community to participate in various adaptive sports, and also allows anyone with a disabling condition or disability to attend fitness classes held at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in D.C., and in Northern Virginia. Those who attend the fitness classes can use the equipment that patients use for therapy in a wide open gym and take part in activities all in an effort to stay active, fit and healthy.

“We sincerely appreciate all of the generosity of our sponsors and those who attended this year’s race,” said Joan Joyce, director of recreation therapy and community relations for MedStar NRH. “Our adaptive athletes are very grateful for all of the support they receive as well as those coming for our fitness classes. It really means a lot to everyone.”

MedStar NRH thanks all of this year’s race sponsors including: Volkswagen Group of America; Darren Star Productions; Reyes Holdings; the American Physical Therapy Association; DFT; Greenhill; Hanger Prosthetics; Progressions Salon & Spa Store; Tri-Union Express; Streetsense; District Amputee Care Center; ABC Medical; Stein, Sperling, Bennett, DeJong, Driscoll; Sport & Health, Tysons Corner; MetroLogo; and the Timmie Metz Band.

Category winners from this year’s race included:

  • 1st in Run – Evelyn Rabil, Falls Church, VA
  • 1st in Handcycle – Andre McDonald, Columbia, MD
  • 1st in Wheelchair – Bryce Doody, Rockville, MD
  • 1st in Recumbent Bike – Cathy Davis, Upper Marlboro, MD

Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel, is an annual race which was started by Harry and Renie Freedman. Harry, a former patient with MedStar NRH, lost his leg in a workplace accident many years ago. An avid athlete, Harry wanted to give back and help those in the community stay active through adaptive sports programs such as the ones MedStar NRH offers.

Next year’s race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Sport & Health in Tysons Corner, VA. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., that morning, with the race beginning at 8 a.m. A post-race party with food, beverages and awards will get underway following the race at 9 a.m.

If you are interested in signing up now for the 14th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K

If you are interested in sponsoring next year’s race contact Joan Joyce at 202-877-1420 or email joan.p.joyce@medstar.net.

For more information on the MedStar NRH Adaptive Sports Program, go to: MedStarNRH.org/AdaptiveSports.



About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and Delaware.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, MS, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Delaware.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org