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Derby Day Run for the Roses 5K Run/Walk May 7 at New Bolton Center, 10th Anniversary of Barbaro’s Win

By Louisa Shepard Published: Apr 11, 2016
[April 12, 2016; Kennett Square, PA] – The second-annual Derby Day Run for the Roses 5K Race is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center campus.
 
This year’s event celebrates the 10th anniversary of Barbaro’s 2006 Kentucky Derby win. All proceeds will benefit the Barbaro Fund for Excellence, which directly supports equine and other large animal patients at New Bolton Center.
 Derby Day 5K 2016
On-site registration for this family friendly run/walk begins at 9:00 am in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. The race will start at 10:00 am, rain or shine.
 
Registration is $29 for adults until May 1, $35 on race day, and $10 for kids. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 registrants. For online registration and additional information, visit www.runccrs.com.
 
“Supporting our local community is very important to New Bolton Center,” said Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, Medical Director of New Bolton Center. “We look forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors to our campus on Derby Day.”
 
The course is mostly flat, with a few gentle hills, mainly on the road with a few places of even turf terrain. The course starts from the campus, goes down Byrd and Bartram Roads, and back.
 
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall, top three male and female runners in traditional age groups, and top three walkers overall.
 
Light refreshments will be available. The Chester County Running Store will provide the timing and results.
 
For those unable to attend the Derby Day Run on May 7, New Bolton Center is offering a virtual race to benefit the Barbaro Fund for Excellence. Learn more: http://givingpages.upenn.edu/RunfortheRoses5K
 

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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