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.
$12 for One Registration for the American Heart Association Heart and Stroke 5K Run on September 22 ($25 Value)
The timed, 5K race kicks off at 8:45 a.m. at Sugar House Park. Runners jog around the park before running by a 1-mile survivor route outside Big Field Pavilion.
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.