SAN ANTONIO, TX – Noted sports medicine expert and former professional athlete Dr. Annette Zaharoff will serve as Medical Director for the 2015 HEB Alamo Run Fest taking place Feb. 21-22.
The HEB Alamo Run Fest, now in its third year, includes The Alamo Half Marathon, Alamo 10,000, Alamo 5K, and the H-E-Buddy Kids Classic. The races begin at Fort Sam Houston – the first time in 13 years the base has been open to the public for such and event – and culminates inside the Alamodome, making it one of the most memorable and unique running events in Texas. Thousands are expected to take part in this weekend’s events.
Proceeds from the event will support several charities. The primary beneficiary is America’s Fund, which supports wounded warriors and their families. Other beneficiaries include Texas Regional Paralympic Sport; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – South Central Texas; and the San Antonio Clubhouse, which helps men and women with mental illness to find opportunities to live, learn and work.
Dr. Zaharoff will lead a team tending to the medical needs of race participants headquartered at a triage center inside the Alamodome.
Dr. Zaharoff, who recently was a featured speaker at the San Antonio Sports Medicine Symposium put on by the UT Health Science Center, is a recognized orthopedics and sports medicine expert. She has served as a tournament physician or medical director for various amateur, college and professional athletic events, including the Australian Open.
About Dr. Z
Dr. Annette Zaharoff, a former professional tennis player on the WTA circuit, heads the Non-Surgical Center of Texas on Huebner Road (www.drzmd.com). An expert in Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Zaharoff is recognized for utilizing cutting-edge, non-invasive treatments such as Stem Cell therapy, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections with ultrasound guidance and acupuncture, often paired with physical therapy.
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