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CTMC invites community to participate in CREATION Health Fitness Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          
October 21, 2013
Rachel Nelson: 512-753-3616
Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will host its CREATION Health Fitness Challenge on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m., rain or shine, at the CREATION Health Walking Trail that circles the hospital at 1301 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos.
“Whether you’re already in shape, looking for healthy options or simply considering starting a new fitness routine, the CREATION Health Fitness Challenge is a great way to become familiar with the latest in products and services for your health,” said CTMC Administrative Director of PR/Marketing Clay DeStefano.
This event will feature a one-mile fitness challenge designed for all fitness levels. There will also be door prizes, tote bags, giveaways and fitness/health-related organizations providing information and services for the community’s health needs. 
Guests are encouraged to bring a large group, and each person in the largest group will win a drawstring bag and CREATION Health water bottle.
Participants in the Fitness Challenge should pre-register online by Nov. 5 at The online pre-registration fee is $15, and $20 in cash or check form will be accepted at the race. Those who register online will receive a free CREATION Health water bottle. Please note that there will be no refunds or transfers once the transaction is made. Proceeds from the CREATION Health Fitness Challenge will benefit CTMC’s new Cardiac Services Unit.
Vendors will be provided with a six-foot table that will need to be staffed for the duration of the event. Those interested in being a vendor at CTMC’s CREATION Health Fitness Challenge should call the CTMC CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.  The deadline to confirm your participation is Friday, October 25.
CREATION Health is an acronym representing a faith-based health and wellness lifestyle that promotes balance in the following areas: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust in God, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition. The concept was developed by Adventist Health System, AHS’s parent company. To learn more, visit and click the CREATION Health banner on the home page.
For more information about the CREATION Health Fitness Challenge, please call (512) 753-3818. 
About CTMC
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.