5k Fun Run on Lake Michigan Supports R&E

RSNA 2013 5k Fun Run winner Hâkon H. Hjemly, R.T., M.Sc.

Although he rarely exercises at such an early hour, Hâkon H. Hjemly, R.T., M.Sc., not only finished the RSNA 2013 5k Fun Run along Lake Michigan, but he also took first place in the men's division.

"While 6:30 was early, it turned out to be a brilliant way start to the day," said Hjemly, director of policy, Norsk Radiografforbund, Oslow, Norway, and an avid long-distance runner. "Running always makes me feel good."

Hjemly regularly brings running gear when he travels to conferences and meetings, but rarely squeezes exercise into his packed agenda. "In the race I tried to push as hard as I could, and my aim was to win. Having won the big medal gave me a lot of attention during the rest of the RSNA meeting!"

Although Hjemly isn't able attend RSNA 2014 to defend his victory, other runners are encouraged to sign up for the annual 5k Fun Run set for 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 2, at Arvey Field, South Grant Park, Chicago.

To register, stop by the Fun Run desk (level 2.5 of McCormick Place) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday only. Participants can sign up as a runner or walker. The sign-up donation of $40 is fully tax deductible and includes a commemorative T-shirt.

Proceeds from the 5k Fun Run go to the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation to help fuel critical research to enable the best patient care. More than 650 people registered for last year's Fun Run that raised $26,960 for the R&E Foundation.

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