By Amanda Rogers
Runners, get ready to hit the streets in the 9th annual Run with Heart on Nov. 4.
The half-marathon, 5K and 1-mile fun run are sponsored by Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and funds go toward cardiology services at the hospital.
“We are inviting those who have survived heart attack to come out and walk the honorary mile,” said Angel Biasatti, director of community and public relations at Methodist Mansfield. “We will also be providing a special hat for those who have survived a heart attack.”
The kickoff of the race will have a party atmosphere with a disc jockey, balloons, clowns and food for the runners. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., the half marathon takes off at 7:30 a.m., the mile at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K at 8:10 a.m.
The routes will start the hospital, 2700 E. Broad St., and will run on the roads around the hospital, Biasatti said.
This year there will be a special opportunity for runners to earn a special challenge coin by running the Run with Heart half-marathon and the Fort Worth Marathon on Nov. 12 at Panther Island, Biasatti said. Runners will receive the coin after the Fort Worth Marathon.
“We also invite those that have special needs and those with challenges, are in wheelchairs or have prosthetics,” Biasatti said.
Cost is $25 to $65. Register at MethodistMansfieldRunwithHeart.com.
Volunteers to hand out water and medals are also needed. Contact Biasatti at email@example.com to volunteer.
“Come out and walk or run,” she said. “It’s good for your body, your health and your soul. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States. Honor those you love, grab the family and come on out.”
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