Heart Run/Walk, Community Walk, Children’s Run encourage fitness, fun
MARINETTE — Bellin Health is sharing the love this Valentine’s Day by opening registration for the second annual Bellin 5K Heart Run/Walk, 1-mile Community Walk, and Children’s Run. The events will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at Bellin Health Marinette, providing an important opportunity to engage the community in heart-healthy activity, in keeping with Bellin Health’s proud tradition of getting feet on the street in the name of health and wellness. In addition, a virtual offering is available for those who prefer to complete their preferred distance at the time and place of their choosing.
“We are thrilled to be back for our second year, engaging our patients and communities in a fun, family-friendly way to get active,” said Race Director Brian Cleven, a cardiac rehab exercise physiologist at Bellin Health Marinette. “Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to open registration for this heart-healthy event, helping participants of all ages and fitness levels set the tone for year-round fitness and fun.”
All Bellin 5K, Community Walk and Children’s Run participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and finisher medal. Registration prices start at just $20 for adults in the run/walk events (including the virtual offering) and $12.50 for youth in the Children’s Run (Children’s Run distances are 1/8 mile for ages 5 and younger and 1/4 mile for ages 6-10). Individuals must register by April 14 to guarantee their preferred T-shirt size.
“It’s important to us to keep this event affordable to encourage widespread involvement from participants of all ages,” Cleven said. “Getting and staying active can be a lot of fun, and we hope this event encourages area residents to stay active and build lifelong heart-healthy habits.”
In addition to Cleven, a 10-time Ironman Triathlon finisher and accomplished endurance athlete, the Bellin 5K leverages the expertise of the same seasoned team that presents the iconic Bellin Run 10K and the participant-favorite Bellin Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. A second-to-none race day experience will be complemented by kids’ activities, a fun, family-friendly atmosphere and delicious post-race food.
Registration is available now at Bellin Health Marinette 5K Heart Run/Walk — Race Roster.