Racing Hearts 5k/10k Challenge

Join us on Sunday, March 18th for our 5th Annual community event. We are excited to celebrate active living, heart wellness and heart safety, and helping to place more AEDs in our community. Get educated and come join the fun. 

5K/10K Challenge: This year we are producing a virtual walk/run, and we're challenging you to walk or run and complete a 5K or 10K at your favorite route location. You pick where and when! Complete your challenge anytime between March 1 - March 18, and compare yourself against others using Strava (*). Plus you'll win prizes and shirts...

Heart Wellness and Heart Safety Expo! Amazing Goodies. Come join us Sunday, March 18th (between 2-4pm) at Kings Plaza (City Hall) in downtown Palo Alto - where we'll be handing out goodies and prizes to our 5K/10K challenge participants. We will have Sudden Cardiac Arrest survivors along with other heart warriors in our community joining us.  If you can't make it, we would be happy to send you your t-shirt, medals, or any fundraising prizes!   

(*) This event also qualifies you for the Run Palo Alto Challenge! (Juana Run in Feb, Racing Hearts in March, and Great Race for Saving Water in April). When you participate in all three events, you will be entered into a drawing for a free new pair of running shoes provided by our partners at Menlo Park Fleet Feet (value $150).  

We LOVE this, fun Heart routes for our 5k/10k Challenge:)

Registration Fees

5K Run/Walk

Official Racing Hearts shirt will be included with the registration. Finisher medals are guaranteed to the first 200 registrations. *We will order shirts and cannot guarantee that you will receive your desired size if you registered after March 1.*

10K Run/Walk

Official Racing Hearts shirt will be included with the registration. Finisher medals are guaranteed to the first 200 registrations. *We will order shirts and cannot guarantee that you will receive your desired size if you registered after March 1.*

Awards & Swag

The first 200 registrants will receive a finishers medal.  All registrations will receive a long sleeve groovy tech shirt. 

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Fundraise Individually or as a Team! Every runner who receives at least ONE charitable donation to their fundraiser page will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Visa gift card - just one donation! 

Fundraising Gift Bags (pictured here on the left): Top 200 fundraisers with at least one donation or fundraising pledge to Racing Hearts on their registration page will receive this amazing reusable lunch bag from Whole Foods Market! These bags are so awesome and each one will include the following items (limit 200 bags):

One Free Class from YogaSource, located in Palo Alto

TBD from Patagonia, Located in Palo Alto

Discount Coupon from Watercourse Way, Located in Palo Alto



Sponsors

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Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 2k18 Sponsors $22,500.00
2 Cindy Chang $600.00
3 Suzan Miller $250.00
4 Julie Mak $100.00
5 Kristi Berg $100.00
6 Maryann Berkowitz $100.00
7 Lori Mazzei $50.00
8 tom welgan $50.00
9 Janice Welgan $50.00
10 elizabeth may $50.00

Event Schedule

  • March 18 2:00 PM PDT - Heart Wellness and Heart Safety Expo

  • March 18 2:00 PM PDT - CPR/AED Education and Training

  • March 18 2:00 PM PDT - Fire Truck and Emergency Education

  • March 18 2:00 PM PDT - Community Partner Booths - CERT, Foothill

  • March 18 2:00 PM PDT - PHOTOBOOTH: What makes your heart happy?!

Contact Information

Event Location

Palo Alto City Hall, Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, United States

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