The annual Elaine Hill “Love a Nurse” 5k Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 14 in Milbridge.

Organized by the Women’s Health Resource Library, the “Love a Nurse” 5K coincides with Nurses Week. This event will  raise funds for the Elaine Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

The day will begin with a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run at 9:30 am followed by the 5K Walk/Run at 10 am. Awards and post race refreshments will follow the 5K.

Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the picturesque coastal course that follows Fickett’s Point Road to Elaine Hill’s former home and back. The route is on a level tarred surface, comfortable for all ages and accessible for strollers.

pre-registerOnline registration is available until May 10th, but pre-registration by April 25 guarantees 5K participants a race t-shirt and free face painting by Maeve Perry for Fun Run participants.

Race day registration and check-in will be at the Milbridge Town Marina on Bayview Street beginning at 8:45 am. Fees are $15 for the 5K and $5 for the Fun Run.

Awards include CASH Prizes to to the top three 5K finishers for male and female ($100, $50, $25) and and ribbons to the top three Fun Run finishers.

Elaine was a nurse at the Milbridge Medical Center for over 30 years.  She loved caring for others and was greatly loved and admired in return. Her gentle smile, wry sense of humor, and unfailing compassion endeared her to all. Both her patients and the greater Milbridge community considered her the “heart” of the Milbridge Medical Center. Sadly, after caring for others for so many years, Elaine lost her own courageous battle against breast cancer in February, 2009 at age 70.

Learn more and register at www.whrl.org/5k