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5K Kumquat Run/Walk Offers Family Fitness for New Year

Bring the family and get a healthy start to the new year by participating in the Kumquat 5k run/walk on Saturday morning, January 20, on a course that leads participants through downtown Dade City and the scenic Hardy Trail.

Co-presented by Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) and Florida Educators Insurance, race times are 8 am for the kids’ half mile run/walk and 8:30 am for the adults’ 5K. Fees for students from kindergarten through college are $5 and adults pay $25 with proceeds benefiting the Dade City Youth Council. Registration is now open at

The FHZ Wellness Center and the hospital’s contracted physical therapy company, PT Solutions, will have exhibits at the event. The Wellness Center will also provide complimentary refreshments and PT Solutions will offer pre-race stretching exercises, running mechanics and free injury screenings.

Additionally, representatives from I Play Track Foundation will be present to accept second-hand running shoes which will be distributed to those in need. 

For more information about the event, contact (813) 607-4785.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) is an award winning 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years.  FHZ has been named One of America’s Best Hospitals for 2018 in heart care; stroke; orthopedics; and patient safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The hospital is also the first in Florida to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. FHZ offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County, including open heart surgery and valve repair. Equipped with eight technologically advanced surgical suites, the hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services including, but not limited to general, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecology, urology, cardiovascular and robotic procedures.  The Women’s Health Center at FHZ provides gynecology, urology, pelvic floor health, obstetrics and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. And, the hospital’s recently renovated ER delivers emergency medical care 24/7 with a fast track suite for minor emergencies. Other programs and services include a Wellness Center, Wellness Spa, Center for Wound Healing, Bone and Joint Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging. To learn more visit