8TH ANNUAL 5K UPDATE!!!
Due to the recent increase in the COVID-19 virus the Bergen County Parks Department has suspended all park permits and events. Because of this, we are adjusting the 2020 5K to a VIRTUAL event.
As many of you know, our 5K is one of our largest fundraising efforts of the year. This event paves the way for us to fulfill our mission in supporting families affected by Congenital Heart Defects. Through this event we provide monetary grants to 5 families with children currently fighting their heart battle. We also use this funding to send care packages to families who’ve lost a child to CHD (Grieving Hearts), care packages to 100 families inpatient on a pediatric cardiac floor (Hayden’s Favorite Things), 5 grieving families on a mini getaway (Hayden’s Holiday), and continuous support to our retreats for parents who’ve lost a child (Hayden’s House of Healing). The proceeds from this event also help fund our marketing materials, business expenses etc.
Cancelling this event will negatively affect our ability to support these very deserving families -- WE ASK THAT YOU JOIN US THIS YEAR FOR A VIRTUAL 5K!
All those registered by MONDAY MARCH 23rd will be able to pick up their participant bag (complete with shirt, bib, HH swag and medal for first 200 to pick up). We will host the pick up at 118 Bathurst Ave, North Arlington NJ on MONDAY MARCH 23rd and THURSDAY MARCH 26th from 5-7pm. This will be a very brief outdoor pick up.
We encourage you to look at this adjustment as a way to give back to others during an unsettling time and make this a fun family affair! Take the family out for a stroll - parents registered can sport their HH 5K shirt and kids can carry on the Superhero theme by dressing into character as their favorite Superhero!
But PLEASE - JUST YOU AND YOUR FAMILY - please do not organize a group of people in your area to do this together - please respect the social distancing put in place by our government to protect those around us.
We will go LIVE on SUNDAY MARCH 29th (approx time will be announced closer to) complete with our traditional birthday celebration for Hayden - as well as a brief update on how the VIRTUAL event went!
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THANK YOU for your continued support - for all of our sponsors for this event (stay tuned for shout outs!), our committee, board and all of you who have played a part!
***For those NOT local - we’d LOVE for you to participate! Please register by SUNDAY MARCH 22nd. If you would like your participant bag mailed to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22nd.
If you are unable to join us virtually BUT would like to help us in reaching our fundraising goals, please donate : https://www.haydensheart.org/donate
- March 28 10:00 AM EDT - Registration Start
- March 28 11:15 AM EDT - Kids Fun Run
- March 28 12:00 PM EDT - 5K Start
- March 28 1:00 PM EDT - Awards and Birthday Tribute