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Join hundreds of runners from across North Texas for a heart-healthy half marathon, 5K , or one-mile fun run/walk to help raise awareness of heart disease prevention. Run with Heart,  Oct. 11, at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, is a celebration of those living a heart-healthy lifestyle and survivors of heart disease. It is also a time to honor those who have lost their battle with heart disease.

Choose from a chip-timed half marathon, 5K, or one-mile family fun run/walk. All events for the second annual Run with Heart begin at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and travel through the city of Mansfield and on the Walnut Creek linear park. While exercising your heart, you can enjoy the quiet solitude of being in a beautiful, scenic, natural setting.

 

The race starts at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

USTAF Certified Half Marathon 7:30 a.m.

UTATF Certified 5K 7:40 a.m.

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 7:45 a.m.

 

Former NFL football player for the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma University football player Cesar Rentie will give the invocation.

Join us at the event for a heart healthy warm-up provided by Methodist Mansfield’s physical medicine department. After the races, enjoy heart healthy food, fun music, and learn more about living with better heart and joint health from physicians on staff at Methodist Mansfield.

Grab your sneakers and register at MansfieldRunWithHeart.org.

Everyone is invited to participate, even if you only want to walk or run at your own pace and do not wish to be timed. Volunteers are also needed. Register on line at MansfieldRunWithHeart.org.

Event proceeds will support cardiology services at the hospital and the Tarrant County American Heart Association. Community leaders supporting the event and serving on the steering committee are city of Mansfield Mayor David Cook; Mansfield city manager Clayton Chandler; Randall Canedy, president of Frost Bank in Mansfield and chairman Methodist Mansfield Community Advisory Board; Sherman Hatch president of Primrose Schools of Walnut Creek, Michael Klein, director of manufacturing Klein Tools; John Phillips, President Methodist Mansfield, Rev. Mike Ramsdell, senior pastor First United Methodist Church in Mansfield and Methodist Mansfield Community Advisory Board; Rob Schulz, president Schulz Wealth, Glenn Smith, president and CEO Mouser Electronics,  Michael Van Amburgh, president Valuation Associates, Inc., and Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, superintendent Mansfield ISD.

 

Event sponsors include American Carton Company, Cardiology Partners, Kindred Hospital, Mouser Electronics, and Schulz Wealth. Shirt sponsor is MR Development Corporation. The Finish Zone sponsor is First Methodist Mansfield. The volunteer sponsor is Texas Trust Credit Union. Mile sponsors are Frost Bank, John Teixeira ReMax, Healthcare Resources Home Health, and Expedian Urgent Care. Water Stop Sponsor is Primrose School of Walnut Creek. Other sponsorships are still available. The event is facilitated by RunFAR Racing Services, Inc.

 

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.