SALT LAKE CITY, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scores of superheroes are set to flood the streets of Salt Lake City. USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional company, is hosting its annual superhero-themed USANA Champions for Change 5K charity event on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 a.m. at the Energy Solutions Arena (100 S. 300 West). Dr. Mehmet Oz, two-time Emmy® Award-winning host of the three-time Emmy Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event. He will also lend his superpowers to lead a warm-up and run alongside supporters of the USANA True Health Foundation, which will receive 100 percent of all proceeds.
"USANA's relationship with HealthCorps, the charitable foundation created by Dr. Oz and his wife, Lisa Oz, developed out of a shared commitment to promoting health and wellness," said Dave Wentz, USANA's chief executive officer. "USANA and HealthCorps® are both advocates of healthy living. In fact, I had the honor of recently speaking at a wellness event Dr. Oz hosted in New York City. USANA is thrilled to support HealthCorps and as a measure of gratitude, Dr. Oz has graciously accepted our invitation to run in honor of our charitable foundation."
Dr. Oz will kick off the USANA Champions for Change event with a pre-run warm-up alongside celebrity fitness trainer Kathy Kaehler and former WNBA all-star Jennifer Azzi.This event is open to everyone. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. The warm-up begins at 6:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 7 a.m. USANA Champions for Change 5K pricing schedulePre-registration prices (ends Aug. 13): $25 per adult, $15 per childConvention prices ( Aug. 14-16) : $30 per adult, $18 per childOn-site registration prices ( Aug. 17): $35 per adult, $20 per child Don't be ordinary. Be extraordinary! Come dressed as your favorite super hero and run, walk or even leap tall buildings in a single bound to raise money for this worthy cause. To pre-register, visit www.usanafoundation.org. "Every dollar generated from this event will go directly to the foundation for those in need," said Elaine Pace, president of the USANA True Health Foundation. "In 2012, we had more than 2,000 runners and raised upward of $100,000 from the 5K alone. We hope this year will be even more successful." Registrants will receive a free commemorative superhero-themed T-shirt. Participants will also have a chance to win great prizes, including signed memorabilia from the WTA and USSA, tickets to the Discovery Gateway, monthlong passes to 24 Hour Fitness and much more.