For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-832-2628, *protected email*
WESTBOROUGH _ On Saturday, June 10, 2017, members of the South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) team gathered to support and hydrate hundreds of runners at the 15th Annual Westborough Spring Festival 5K Road Race, presented by the Rotary Club of Westborough.
SCPT donated bottles of water to hydrate hundreds of participants as they ran through the challenging 5-kilometer loop over rolling, scenic country roads, and the dirt trails of Chauncy Fields. In the past, the Westborough Spring Festival 5K Road Race started at the high school, but changed venues this year due to the Spring Festival moving to the beautiful grounds of Chauncy Fields, making this an exciting new terrain for the runners.
While it was a beautiful and sunny day for the runners this year, it was also extremely warm, so it was imperative for the runners to maintain proper hydration at all times.
“Adequate hydration during a race is an incredibly important part of good health and properly functioning body systems,” said SCPT Executive Director Eric Cardin. “During a race, the runners should monitor their hydration levels. Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. As the warmer months approach and outdoor activities increase, special attention needs to be given to proper hydration and to the prevention of heat illnesses for all ages,” he added.
“We are delighted, once again, to support the Rotary Club of Westborough and all who participated in the Road Race,” said Cardin.
In addition to the 5K Road Race, the Westborough Spring Festival featured live music, food trucks, a vendor fair, a classic car show, family activities, and pet events. This year’s event was extra special because the Town of Westborough continued its year-long celebration of its historic 300th anniversary that will culminate this Fall with a spectacular parade.
For over 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.