"The main goal of this race is really to raise awareness." said Dr. Katie Vadasdi, an orthopedic surgeon in practice with ONS.
The Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialist Foundation hosted their first annual Play Strong, Play Safe 5K Race on Sunday morning.
Dr. Paul Sethi, President and Founder of the ONS Foundation said, "The ONS Foundation is a group of doctors, community citizen, physical therapist and students who are looking for ways to improve musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurosurgical care."
Racers of all strengths were encouraged to participate in the event that promoting healthy living and the ONS Foundations mission.
Dr. Vadasdi said "Really a family event. We wanted to encourage elite runners as well as families and kids to come out, get out on the road and do something healthy for themselves. At the foundation, we really focus on the healthy athlete.
Dr. Sethi said "We also want to encourage healthy living, healthy behavior, healthy activity. We want to teach young kids to get out there and run."
The event also included a kids race and a health expo featuring physical therapist, doctors and other health educators.
Dr. Vadasdi said "We do a lot of education in the town for kids, for really athletes of all ages and levels. Try to educate people on how to be an athlete and how to do it healthy."
For more information about the ONS Foundation, visit ons-foundation.org