HEATH, TX (April 19, 2022) Spirits were high and rain showers held off as the Heath community gathered for the return of the Heart of Heath 5k and One-Mile Family Run.
There were 314 runners and walkers, including Johnny Biffar of Plano, who took 1st Place in the 5k with a 17:25 time. The 1st Place Male Master was Christian Jack of Canton, with a 19:53 time.
The Overall Female 5k winner was Anna McDuffie of West Monroe, LA, at 20.57, and the 1st Place Female Master was Donna Fuentes of Heath at 25:15.
The youngest winners of the day were the Top 3 Boys and Top 3 Girls in the 1-Mile Family Run. Taking 1st Place among the girls was Aria Lee; 2nd Place was Kinsley Fain; and 3rd Place was Julia Hunter. The 1st Place boy was Thomas Hendrickson; 2nd Place was Luke Scott; and 3rd Place was Taiten Marzluff.
The event also included a Runners’ Warm Up and tug of war competitions presented by Amy Hall Camp Gladiator, complimentary refreshments, giant games like Checkers and Chess, a Bunny Stop for face painting, and fresh-ground coffee served by Bliss Roasters.
“There are so many people to thank for helping make events like the Heart of Heath a success,” said Heath Mayor Kelson Elam. “From the Special Events Board, volunteers, Heath Department of Public Safety, Public Works and other staff to the sponsors and prize donors this is truly a community effort.”
Proceeds from the 5k and Family Run benefit Heath’s parks and trails. Photos and highlights video can be viewed at heathtx.com and facebook.com/Heath. Complete race results can be found at:
The 2022 Special Events Series is generously supported by Host Sponsor LiechtyMcGinnisBerrymanBowen Attorneys & Counselors.
Presenting Sponsors are:
American National Bank
Dental Professionals of Rockwall
Heath Economic Development Corporation/Municipal Benefits Corporation
Heath Salon & Spa
Horton & Archibald
Horizon Automotive Center
Impact Selector International
Rockwall Cycling/Play-Tri Racing
Tom Thumb Heath
The UPS Store Heath
Villa 306 of Turks & Caicos
Younger Partners at Heath Town Center
ABH Roofing & Construction
Blue Ribbon News
Keepers Press Signs
Karen Wydra of Ebby Halliday, Realtors
The following businesses donated prizes:
Lorne Liechty, Liechty/McGinnis/Berryman/Bowen
Aria Nail Bar
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Chiloso’s Mexican Bistro
Citrus Nail Lounge
Gianni’s Italian Bistro
Heath Hair Salon and Spa
Heath Nutrition and Energy
Manny’s Heath Tex-Mex Restaurant
Milano’s Pizza, Pasta & Subs
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Racquet and Jog
Proceeds from the 5k and Family Run benefit Heath’s parks and trails. Photos and an event-day video can be viewed at heathtx.com and facebook.com/Heath.
Submitted press release by the City of Heath.
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