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Get out and run for a healthy heart

The Alaska Heart Run is a great family event.
Photo courtesy of Rick Boots

Yes, there’s still snow on the ground in Anchorage and many other communities in Alaska. 

But many people think of the Alaska Heart Run as the first big running event that signals spring. So, today, let’s think spring and think about registering for this popular walk and run event that raises money for the American Heart Association. Funds are used in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

The Heart Run is a great family event. Elite athletes aim for record times, but most participants come out to enjoy the fun. This year’s Alaska Heart Run celebrates their 35th anniversary on Saturday, April 27. The timed race starts at 9:30 a.m. and the untimed run and walk start at 10 a.m. The timed race is five kilometers long. The untimed run or walk is 5K or 3K. The three kilometer distance is great for kids – bring them along! The Heart Run starts at the University of Alaska Anchorage Arts Building parking lot, at 3211 Providence Drive in Anchorage.

Registration for the timed Heart Run remains open for another week and a half. Registration is accepted online, in person or through paper, but all forms of registration for the timed race end at midnight Saturday, April 20. After that date, a late fee will be applied when registering for the untimed event.  To  register online, click here. More event information can be found here.

Sign up today to run or walk at the Heart Run! You’ll do something good for your health, and for the health of others.

To find a running and walking event in your area, search the Alaska Runners Calendar.