For numerous Treasure Coast residents, running provides tremendous health benefits for their hearts.
On Feb. 13, they can once again benefit the hearts of others by participating in the fourth-annual “Fleet Feet Run for Your Heart” in Stuart. The event features a 5K run and a 1-mile walk, with proceeds from the event going to the Frances Langford Heart Center at Martin Memorial.
The event begins at 7 a.m. at Fleet Feet, located at 2440 N.W. Federal Hwy. in Stuart. Cost of the event is $20 for pre-registration and $25 after Feb. 1. Awards will be provided for top male and female overall finishers, male and female masters division winners, as well as first, second and third places in each division. For the first time, this year’s event will also be chip timed by AccuChip.
“This is a great opportunity to support a facility that helps hundreds of people in our community every year,” said Susan Hastings, co-owner of Fleet Feet Sports Stuart. “For those who are in it for the competition, it is a very fast course with many personal records set. If you simply enjoy a run to start your weekend, the course couldn’t be nicer.”
In its first three years, the race has annually drawn around 300 participants – including a combination of seasoned runners all the way to first-time racers – and raised approximately $17,000.
For registration information, visit fleetfeetstuart.com, call the store at (772) 232-9225, or e-mail Hastings at firstname.lastname@example.org.