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2019 Racing Hearts 5k/10k

Results are here for the 5k

Results are here for the 10k

Join us on Sunday, March 24th for our 6th Annual Racing Hearts 5k walk/run and 10k run in downtown Palo Alto. We are excited to celebrate active living for heart disease and to help place life saving heart defibrillators (AEDs) in our community. Register online now through race day or in person at our packet pickup at A Runner's Mind Los Altos from 11AM-3PM on Saturday or Sunday morning at the event starting at 7:30AM.

We have NEW 5k/10k Routes (see course map below)

Limited Spaces available: We are limited to the first 1000 people who register.  All registered race participants will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and a race medal. Completing the Racing Hearts 5k/10k also counts toward the Run Palo Alto Challenge.(*)

We are super excited to welcome back Randy Hahn, Broadcaster for the SJ Sharks as our 2019 Announcer!  Thank you Randy for supporting our mission of heart safety for all!

(*) Participation in all three Palo Alto 2019 races (Racing Hearts in March, and Great Race for Saving Water in April, and Chili Chase in July) will enter you in a drawing for a free new pair of running shoes (up to $150) provided by our partners at a Runner's Mind in Los Altos 

Please note: While there are no refunds, our team would be happy to transfer your registration to another participant.  

Registration fees

Remote Runner Closed

Can't make it, but want to participate and support heart wellness and heart safety? Awesome! Run/walk either the 5k or 10K remotely on your own and we'll mail out race swag items (t-shirt/finisher medal).

  1. $40.00
    Nov 1 - Mar 24

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
  • Official Racing Hearts shirt and finishers medal will be included with the registration. *We cannot guarantee that you will receive your desired size if you registered after March 6.* $10 discount for youth 14 and under applied at checkout.

    1. $35.00
      Nov 1 – Feb 1
    2. $45.00
      Feb 1 – Mar 7
    3. $50.00
      Mar 7 – Mar 20
    4. $55.00
      Mar 20 – Mar 24

10K Run Closed

Registration closed
  • Official Racing Hearts shirt and finishers medal will be included with the registration. *We cannot guarantee that you will receive your desired size if you registered after March 6.* $10 discount for youth 14 and under applied at checkout. Note: 1:40:00 time limit to complete 10K course. Walkers should sign up for 5K Run/Walk.

    1. $35.00
      Nov 1 – Feb 1
    2. $45.00
      Feb 1 – Mar 7
    3. $50.00
      Mar 7 – Mar 20
    4. $55.00
      Mar 20 – Mar 24

Race Promo Video


Event Information

Parking

Public parking is free on Sundays.  Parking is available in the parking garage below City Hall at 250 Hamilton Ave (entrance via Ramona St.)


Course - NEW Routes

The 5k walk/run and 10k run both start and finish at City Hall. While the routes for both 5K/10K are not certified because of the possibility of last minute changes, they are accurate for distance. Baby Strollers are allowed but please no pets except for service animals.

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Event Transfers: You can change from the 5k to the 10k or vice versa within your Race Roster account. Unfortunately, no refunds will be made for cancellation.  However, we will gladly transfer your registration to a new participant if you contact us at racinghearts5k10k@racinghearts.org. In addition, all revenue from registration fees will be used to deploy AEDs into our community! 

Awards!

All participants who cross the finish line will earn a beautiful finisher medal.  

First, Second and Third place awards will be given for every age group (0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+).  

The top 3 overall Male and Female finishers from both the 5K and the 10K will be awarded.

The top Male and Female in both the 5K and 10K will receive a pair of shoes from A Runner's Mind. 

Sponsors

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Top Teams

1

The Pace Makers

$1,675.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
2

Heart Beats

Raised: $1,100.00

3

The Barkers

Raised: $1,025.00

4

Life Savers

$1,020.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
5

Team Awesome

Raised: $350.00

6

Coastside Beats

Raised: $295.00

7

Google

Raised: $210.00

8

Team Carlo

$110.00

Raised

$250.00

Goal
9

HeartFit For Life

Raised: $100.00

10

PAPD

Raised: $100.00

Top Fundraisers

1

Christina Augustine

$1,000.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
2

Steven Lee

$875.00

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
3

Juliet Barker

Raised: $550.00

4

Kipley Fiebig

Raised: $300.00

5

Anna Barker

Raised: $300.00

6

Carrie Riggins

Raised: $300.00

7

Sofia Montoya

Raised: $275.00

8

Shari Schoenfeld

Raised: $250.00

9

Sara Armstrong

Raised: $250.00

10

Christine Lee

Raised: $180.00

Event Schedule

  • March 23 11:00 AM PDT - Pre-Race Bib Pick Up, 11am - 3pm, at A Runners Mind (Los Altos)

  • March 24 7:30 AM PDT - Race Day Bib Pick Up (City Hall)

  • March 24 9:00 AM PDT - 10K Run Start

  • March 24 9:20 AM PDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • March 24 10:30 AM PDT - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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