Published on January 07, 2019

Owensboro Health to sponsor the inaugural Wendell Foster Half Marathon coming in March

Wendell Foster will be hosting its first half marathon in Owensboro and Owensboro Health has partnered up to be the event’s presenting sponsor.

Wendell Foster, a private, not-for-profit agency that serves children and adults with disabilities, will host the event on March 23. The race’s 13.1 mile-course will wind through Owensboro, giving local residents, visitors and race supporters a chance to watch and participate in the festivities.

The details of the race are as follows:

Wendell Foster Half Marathon presented by Owensboro Health
Race date: Saturday, March 23
Race time: 7:30 a.m.
Pre-race expo: 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Owensboro Convention Center
More information and race registration available at
*Owensboro Health team members can use promocode "OWBHEALTH" to get $12 off their race entry!

Steve Johnson, vice president of Government and Community Affairs, said the system's support of this event has connections to the health system's
mission itself.

"This event aligns with the second part of our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve.  We are pleased to be the signature sponsor and to welcome a 13.1 mile run back to Owensboro," Johnson said. 

He added that the health system’s sponsorship of this event is a reflection of the system’s respect and admiration of Wendell Foster and the work 
done there.

“Wendell Foster has a sterling reputation that spans this region and beyond. They fulfill a critical need not just for people in our community, but across this region,” Johnson said. “Owensboro Health is proud to sponsor their event and throw our support behind their efforts. We know they are an exceptional resource for so many in need of their expertise and compassion.”

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit