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Coshocton Hospital 5K promotes healthy lifestyle

| October 28, 2012
Weather fails to dampen spirits of hospital 5K participants

Hunter Hamilton approaches the finish line at the Coshocton Hospital 5K run / walk for health on Saturday, Oct. 27.

COSHOCTON – Enthusiastic runners and walkers braved a cold, wet Saturday morning to participate in the annual Coshocton Hospital 5K run / walk on Saturday, Oct. 27 to promote health. Jennifer Brenneman, spokesperson for the hospital, said, “It’s a cold, rainy morning but we have a great turnout despite the weather and everyone is having a great time. We had some great finishers, and everyone is coming across the finish line. Our event is to promote health and wellness here in the community and I’m really proud of the turnout and everyone pulling together as a team to pull it off. We had a lot of volunteers from the hospital and our staff directed participants on the course. We’re going to give away some awards to our top finishers and a prize from Kids America for the top male and female finisher. Each of them will get a one year membership donated by Kids America, and we love that they do that.”

Hunter Hamilton, one of the younger participants, a seventh grader at Ridgewood, finished fourth overall with a time of 20:34, his best time in a 5K. Hamilton said, “It felt pretty good”, when asked how it felt to run in the bad weather. “The cold is okay but I don’t really care for the rain. The streets were pretty good.” Hamilton also ran the race with one shoelace untied and said when he discovered it, “I couldn’t stop then.” Hunter said he plans to run cross country in high school. His parents are Heather and Kyle Hamilton. “It was a good race.”

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Mark Fortune, along with his wife Nancy, is the former owner and founder of The Coshocton County Beacon, the highest circulated newspaper in Coshocton County. He has over 40 years in the publishing business with sales, marketing, and journalism experience. After selling The Beacon to the AloNovus Corp., in January 2020, Mark has been a Business Development Strategist with the company. They publish a network of weekly news publications with almost a half million distribution weekly, a quarterly tourism magazine and a digital division. Mark enjoys history, and has a passion for genealogy, currently researching and discovering his Fortune ancestry. He and his wife Nancy live on a small farm outside of Coshocton.

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