Despite the cold and snow flurries on Tuesday there was a great turnout for the Fourth Annual Gordon Hospital Foundation Run for Your Life 5k event. Gordon EMS’ Mac the Medic led the pack at the starting line

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The Gordon Hospital Foundation’s Run for Your Life 5k event raised more than $10,000 for new and future building projects of the hospital.

According to Michele Pirkle, director of development for the hospital, a total of 215 runners and walkers registered for the event.

“Despite the snow flurries and cold temperatures, we had a great turnout for our fourth annual 5k run,” Pirkle said. “I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone that volunteered their time to make this event such a success for the Gordon Hospital Foundation.”

The overall winner of the 5k was Robert Davis, 49, with a time of 19:06. Mei Chin, 13, was the top female finisher of the race with a time of 22:46. A complete listing of the race results can be found at

The Event sponsors included Georgia Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Medi-Copy, Helen Jones, Northwest Georgia Surgical Associates, Nance Industries, RCA, Owasa Skin Care and Medical Spa, Fitness First, Mega Max Car Wash, Calhoun Anesthesia, Genesis Women’s Center PC, Palmer Medical Clinic, Grand Stanz, Calhoun Drug Co., Appalachian Home Infusion, Echota Fabrics, Dr. Larry A. Davis Optometry, Martin and Beth Vaughn, EPIC Response, Bruce and Rhoda Washington, Northside Bank, Fox Systems, PT Solutions, US Foods, Pokey’s, Gordon County Schools, Pepsi, and Five-Star Vending.