Have a Heart Run

Event Details

The 6th Annual Have a Heart Run is a family-friendly event located in Mount Vernon, Washington. The run starts at beautiful Edgewater Park, just west of the Skagit River. This year's race is professionally managed by Skagit Runners.

Start a pledge site! Pledges are a great way to increase your impact and directly help your community in a positive way.

Form a Have a Heart Run Team! Gather a group of family and friends and create a team. Go one step further and raise pledges. It's easy!

All proceeds of this event will benefit Community Action of Skagit County who walks side by side with nearly one in four people in Skagit County on their path to stability and prosperity. Though they offer over 30 services to low income people, from homeless prevention to nutrition support, the real product they offer is simple: hope.

Registration Fees

10K Run/Walk

Course is certified; No strollers/pets; Ages 10+; Race is timed
Jun 01 - Apr 17 Current Price $25.00
Apr 18 - Apr 29 $30.00

5K Run/Walk

No strollers/pets; Ages 10+ ; Race is timed
Jun 01 - Apr 17 Current Price $20.00
Apr 18 - Apr 29 $25.00

2K Walk

Strollers and pets (on leash) ok; Course is not timed; Kids 9 and under are free!
Jun 01 - Apr 17 Current Price $10.00
Apr 18 - Apr 29 $15.00

Half Pint Half Mile

Free for kids up to 9 years old; Must be accompanied by an adult; Non-competitive run
Jun 01 - Apr 29 Current Price FREE

2K Walk (Ages 9 and Under)

Jun 01 - Apr 29 Current Price FREE

Virtual Runner

Jun 01 - Apr 29 Current Price FREE

Become a Virtual Runner

If you are not able to attend the Have a Heart Run on May 2nd but would like to help raise pledges, please sign up to be a virtual runner! Questions? Please contact Susan at 360-588-5737 or susanl@communityactionskagit.org. Thanks!

Other Information

  • Random prizes will be awarded to pre-registered participants.
  • Medals go to the first overall male and female finishers in each distance (5k & 10k only).
  • Awards (and special Have a Heart Run cookies!) for first place (male & female) winners in age divisions (5k & 10k only).
    • 10-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60+
  • Photos and (unofficial) final results posted on Community Action of Skagit County's website - www.communityactionskagit.org.
  • To view 2014 results, please click here.

Race Info

10k Run = $25 before 4/17 (day of race $30)

  • course is certified
  • No strollers/pets on course
  • Ages 10
  • Race is timed

5k Run = $20 before 4/17 (day of race $25)

  • No strollers/pets on course
  • Ages 10
  • Race is timed

2k Walk = $10 before 4/17 (day of race $15)

  • Strollers and pets (on leash) ok on course
  • Course is not timed
  • Kids 9 and under are free

Half Pint Half Mile = FREE for ages 18 months - 9 years

  • Must be accompanied by an adult
  • Non-competitive run

T-shirts = $15 Youth sizes available!

  • Men's, ladies and youth sizes - limited quantity day of race
  • Sport-tek
  • Pre-order shirts strongly encouraged


Edgewater Park:

From I-5, take exit 226. Turn West onto Kincaid Street. Turn right onto South 3rd Street (which becomes West Division Street). Turn left onto South Ball Street (after bridge). Park is on the left.

Course Map

The Have a Heart Run starts at beautiful Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, just West of the Skagit River. This year's race is professionallymanaged by Skagit Runners.

The timed 5k and 10k (certified) course is fairly flat and runs south along parts of the Skagit River dikes and beautiful farm lands.

The 2k course runs north along the Skagit River and is stroller and pet-friendly. This course will not be timed and is enjoyable for the whole family.

The half-pint half-mile is free for kids ages 18 months - 9 years old. This is a non-competitive event designed for fun and laughs as the little ones run off some energy. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. We encourage familes to seek pledges for their little runners.

Event Schedule

  • May 02 8:15 AM - Bib and Shirt Pick-Up
  • May 02 9:30 AM - 10K and 5K Begin
  • May 02 9:45 AM - 2K Begins
  • May 02 10:30 AM - Half Pint Half Mile Begins
  • May 02 11:15 AM - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon, WA