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Frazier Rehab Sports Medicine, part of KentuckyOne Health, is proud to once again be the official training partner of the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon, presented by the Louisville Sports Commission.
As part of this partnership, Frazier Rehab’s Sports Medicine team will host a free marathon training program to help novice and seasoned runners alike prepare for the big race on October 19.
“The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® has become a staple to the fall Louisville running calendar,” said Karl Schmitt, President and CEO of Louisville Sports Commission. “We are excited to work with our partners at KentuckyOne Health to assist individuals with their training. Whether it’s your first half marathon or your fiftieth, this training plan can propel you to the finish line on October 19.”
The program will kick off on Wednesday, July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Medical Center Jewish Northeast, located at 2401 Terra Crossing Blvd. in Louisville. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the Sports Medicine team, tour the facility, enjoy refreshments, and take part in an optional two-mile run. Those who register for the program kick-off online will receive a free running shirt while supplies last.
As part of the training program kick-off, attendees will receive a booklet containing 12 weeks of workouts, plus important tips for preparing for a distance run. They’ll also learn about personalized training through Frazier Rehab’s ongoing Runner’s Edge performance training program.
“Preparing for a running a race such as the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon can be wonderful exercise, but it can also be daunting,” said Jon Holland, Frazier Rehab Sports Medicine. “Our sports medicine specialists are excited to meet with this year’s runners and help give them the confidence they need to find success in their training process.”
About Frazier Rehab Institute
Frazier Rehab Institute, part of KentuckyOne Health Louisville Region, has been setting the standard of excellence in rehab medicine. Through an expansive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities across Kentucky and southern Indiana, Frazier Rehab offers a wide array of services based on a common goal – helping people of all ages with disabilities reach their fullest potential in physical and cognitive functioning. Frazier Rehab services include nationally recognized brain injury, spinal cord, pediatric and stroke recovery rehab programs. The hospital is the lead center for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, working to cure spinal cord injury. In collaboration with the University of Louisville, Frazier Rehab received a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grant to establish a Spinal Cord Injury Model System. Frazier Rehab continues to be on the cutting edge with many other rehabilitation services, such as a Minimally Disorders of Consciousness Program called EMERGE, designed to help patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who are at low levels of consciousness.
About Louisville Sports Commission
The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) is a Louisville, Kentucky-based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to create a legacy of economic and social vitality through sports. The LSC attracts and hosts sporting events and activities that have a positive economic impact on Louisville, enhance the area’s image as a premier sports destination, promote active lifestyles and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages, and connect local businesses with student-athletes for future job opportunities. More information is available online at louisvillesports.org