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 the Energy Solutions Arena (100 S. 300 West). Dr.
, 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,
, developed out of a shared commitment to promoting health and wellness," said
, USANA's chief executive officer. "USANA and
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
and former WNBA all-star
This event is open to everyone. On-site registration begins at
The warm-up begins at
, with the race beginning at
USANA Champions for Change 5K pricing schedule
Pre-registration prices (ends
per childConvention prices (
per childOn-site registration prices (
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
"Every dollar generated from this event will go directly to the foundation for those in need," said
, president of the USANA True Health Foundation. "In 2012, we had more than 2,000 runners and raised upward of
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.