Join us for the Funky Heart 5k and Mile Walk to celebrate healthy hearts and funky hearts! Proceeds from this event go to support the programs of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA) of Michigan. PCHA of Michigan provides hope and support to families dealing with congenital heart defects from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood.
Race packets can be picked up at Gazelle Sports, 3930 28th Street, Grand Rapids from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday, September 20th. Race packets can also be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 7:00 am.
Race Day Schedule
Registration and packet pickup begin at 7:00 AM.
Kids Zone activities begin at 8:15 AM.
5k begins at 8:30 AM.
Mile Walk begins at 9:45 AM.
Tees and Finisher Medals
All 5k and Mile Walk participants registered before September 1st will receive a long sleeve cotton shirt or short sleeve technical shirt. All registered participants will receive a custom finisher medal. For those registering after September 1st, shirts and medals will be available until supplies run out. Registrants can participate in both the 5k and Mile Walk for one registration fee, but participants will receive only one shirt and one medal.
The 5k and Mile Walk will be on the paved paths in Riverside Park. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on both courses.
Timing and Awards
The 5k will be chip-timed. There will be age-group awards for the top male and female finishers. The Mile Walk will not be timed.
For the safety and comfort of our participants, pets are not allowed.
If you can't join us in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you can run the race virtually wherever you are. We will send your shirt and finisher medal to the address you provide.