FLINT, Mich.— Sept. 16, 2014 — Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, has announced the inaugural Hero 5k, a road race to be held on Thursday, Sept.18, 2014. The race is part of a slate of activities surrounding The Hero Round Table conference, an annual cross-disciplinary conference on heroism in today’s world.

The race is free of charge for all registrants and will feature Christopher McDougall, author of national bestseller Born to Run, and Curt Munson, owner of Playmakers running store.

Hero 5k schedule:

5– 6 p.m. – Perfect Form Workshop with Curt Munson
6– 7 p.m. – 5k run with Christopher McDougall
6:30 – 7 p.m. – Perfect Form Workshop with Curt Munson
7 – 7:30 p.m. – Christopher McDougall: Heroic Stories from Born to Run

Registration for this free event is available online at http://www.heroroundtable.com/5k-hero-run-for-thursday-september-18th/ All pre-registered participants will receive a Hero Round Table Fun Run t-shirt and be entered to win a copy of Born to Run.

The race route will take participants through Flint’s historic Civic Park neighborhood, which just received $2.6 million dollars in revitalization assistance from the State of Michigan’s Hardest Hit grant. Established nearly 100 years ago by General Motors, the Civic Park neighborhood is an important part of Flint’s history.

The run will kick off The Hero Round Table Conference, which will be held Sept. 19-20, 2014, at The Whiting. For more information on the conference and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.heroroundtable.com/

About Diplomat
Diplomat serves patients and physicians in all 50 states as the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: “Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place.” Today, that tradition continues – always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.


Abigail Bearman, Diplomat
810.768.9563 | abearman@diplomat.is

Steve Wolbert , Diplomat
810.768.9313 | swolbert@diplomat.is