By Amanda Rogers
After going virtual in 2021, Run with Heart participants are ready to strap on their tennis shoes and hit the streets for a half marathon, 5K or fun run Nov. 12.
The eighth annual race will start and conclude at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, which hosts the run as a fund-raiser for the hospital’s cardiology unit.
“The race helps raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight and making good lifestyle choices to prevent heart disease and stroke,” said Angel Biasatti, director of community and public relations at Methodist Mansfield. “Exercise can improve your health and it is for a great cause. Running and walking can improve your cardiovascular health, helps you strengthen your bones and muscles and increase lung capacity.”
Hundreds are expected for the annual runs, Biasatti said, which will take off early Nov. 12 The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 1-mile fun run at 7:45 a.m. and the 5k at 8:10 a.m. Participants will enjoy breakfast burritos from the culinary students at Ben Barber Career Tech Academy, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and clowns for the children.
Packet pickup will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Life Time Fitness, 1551 E. Debbie Lane. Race-day pickup will be at the hospital, 2700 E. Broad St. Registration is $65 for the half marathon, $35 for the 5K and $30 for the fun run. Proceeds will go to cardiology services at Methodist Mansfield. Register here.
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