Combining a race with a social cause gives participants a sense of community and purpose, one they rarely get from events such as “Dig a Hole, then Fill It Back Up.” Run for a reason with this Groupon.
- $22 for registration in the AHA Heart Walk 5K, plus admission in the Color Attack Zone and a race torch (a $45 value)
Participants gather on Saturday, September 21 at 8 a.m. for the kick-off gathering. Walk, jog, and two-step around Sugar House Park starting at 9 a.m. After the race, enjoy complimentary Subway sandwiches, photo booths, heart-healthy educational exhibits, and the opportunity to learn CPR to the tune of "Staying Alive". Revelers in the Color Attack Zone should wear white, which will most vibrantly display corn-starch-based, non-toxic colorings.
American Heart Association
When the American Heart Association was founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the only prescriptions given for heart disease were permanent bed rest and a diet of Valentines Day cards. Almost 90 years and 22.5 million volunteers later, the organization has accomplished much to combat the number one cause of death in the United States, not only by developing and disseminating effective treatment plans, but also by increasing awareness of preventative care and raising money for cardiovascular and stroke research. Outreach programs include CPR training, fundraising run/walks, and essential programs for healthcare professionals, educators, and caregiving everyday heroes alike.