Rothman Institute Joins 2015 Roster of HKRS Sponsors

Leader in orthopaedics to help combat increasing rates of childhood obesity through running

Thornton, PA (August 25, 2015) – Healthy Kids Running Series (“HKRS”) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rothman Institute, the region’s leader in orthopaedics.

Rothman Institute’s mission is to provide their communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which exceed expectations.

HKRS’s Director, Tamara Virtue, said she is excited to announce the new partnership knowing Rothman Institute’s history and their association with all the professional sports teams in Philadelphia.

“When we met with the Rothman Institute it was clear that our missions align and that this agreement will benefit HKRS and our participants. We anticipate a successful partnership for both organizations.” – Tamara Virtue, Director of Healthy Kids Running Series

The partnership includes 17 HKRS sites each consisting of multiple events in and around the Philadelphia and South Jersey area where a majority of Rothman Institute offices are located.

This fall marks the 12th season (fall/spring) of HKRS, since its inception in West Chester, PA. In September, Healthy Kids Running Series will be offered in 91 locations across twenty states and Puerto Rico, the largest season to date for HKRS. Races start the weekend of September 19-20, 2015.

About Healthy Kids Running Series & Pattison Sports Group
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a non-profit program founded in 2009 to combat increasing rates of childhood obesity through the introduction of running. HKRS began in West Chester, PA and is now in over 75 communities across 20 states and Puerto Rico. HKRS is its own non-profit entity managed by the Pattison Sports Group, Philadelphia’s premier sports marketing firm specializing in Corporate Consulting, Property Representation and Event Management.  For more information please visit or

About Rothman Institute
Rothman Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at 20 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA.

With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment  methods, research, education and technology.

Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as several college and high school teams.

For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit

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