Heath’s traditional Easter Saturday celebration will feature Heart of Heath 5k, 1-Mile Family Run

Heath’s traditional Easter Saturday celebration will feature Heart of Heath 5k, 1-Mile Family Run

Fun & Fit in the Park is Easter Saturday, March 26

(HEATH, TX – Feb. 3, 2016) The City of Heath’s traditional Easter Saturday celebration on March 26 expands this year to include not only the Heart of Heath 5k, but an enhanced 1-Mile Family Run with awards for the top three boys and top three girls!

The City of Heath’s Fun & Fit in the Park on March 26 features the Heart of Heath 5k and 1-Mile Family Run. Both are managed and timed by Play-Tri, which has successfully conducted run events all over North Texas. The 1-Mile Family Run course will be integrated into the 5k course this year, with the same start and finish lines and awards for the Top 3 boys and girls.

Here’s a sampling of what to expect:

  • USATF Certified 5k course with chip-timed start and finish lines
  • 5k awards for Top 3 overall plus Top 3 males and females in each age bracket
  • 1-Mile Family Run—integrated into the 5k course, with same start and finish lines
  • 1-Mile Family Run awards for Top 3 boys and Top 3 girls
  • Long-sleeve dri-fit T-shirts for 5k and Family Run participants while supplies last
  • Giant-size games like chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect 4
  • A kids’ Easter craft in the Artstream Mobile Art Studio
  • Complementary healthy treats including mini- fruit smoothies from Smoothie King and fresh-made juice from Juice It Up
  • Prize drawings for registered runners
  • The Easter Bunny…bring your camera!

The fun begins rain or shine in Towne Center Park with a runners’ warm up at 8 a.m.; the Family Run starts at 8:15; 5k at 8:30 a.m.; and awards and prizes at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Heath’s parks and trails.

Find more details and register online for the runs at www.heathtx.com.

The City of Heath Thanks Our 2016 Special Event Series Sponsors!

Host Sponsor: Lakeside Chevrolet.

Presenting Sponsors: American National Bank; Atmos Energy; Artstream Mobile Art Studio; Chase; Dental Professionals of Rockwall; Horton & Archibald/Allegiance Title; Heath Salon & Spa; LiechtyMcGinnis Attorneys & Counselors; North Texas Orthopaedic Specialists; Play-Tri; and Suddenlink.

Supporting Sponsors: Juice It Up; Justin Holland/Regal, Realtors; Oncor; Pabian Partners, Inc.; Progressive Waste Solutions; Pool Rescue/Brandon Seery; Smoothie King; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall; Urban Air Trampoline Park; and Karen Wydra/Ebby Halliday, Realtors.

Submitted by Suzanne Brooke, Media/Community Relations Manager, City of Heath. 

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