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Step out for Heart Health with Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart

Step out for Heart Health with Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart

Half Marathon, 5K and one-mile walk benefitting Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart and Vascular Center

MANSFIELD – Next Saturday, Jan. 26, we will celebrate those living a heart-healthy lifestyle and those who’ve survived heart disease. Hundreds of runners from across North Texas will lace up their shoes for a the Run with Heart half marathon, 5K, or one-mile fun run/walk to raise awareness of heart disease prevention. It is also a time to honor those who have lost their battle with heart disease.

Runners can choose from a chip-timed half marathon, 5K, or one-mile family fun run/walk. All events for the sixth annual Run with Heart begin at Methodist Mansfield and travel through the city of Mansfield. Join us for a warm-up provided by Methodist Mansfield’s physical medicine department before the race, face painting by students of Jack and Jill of America, and balloon animals from Timber View High School. After the race, participants will enjoy heart-healthy food, fun music, and awards ceremony. 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

Event proceeds will benefit the Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart and Vascular Center at the hospital. Community leaders supporting the event and serving on the steering committee include 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; Rev. David Alexander, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield and Methodist Mansfield Community Advisory Board; Jary Ganske, Interim president of Methodist Mansfield; Sherman Hatch, president of Primrose School of Walnut Creek; Michael Klein, director of manufacturing for Klein Tools; John Phillips, President of Methodist Dallas; Rob Schulz, president of Schulz Wealth; Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser Electronics; Michael Van Amburgh, president of Valuation Associates, Inc.; and Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, superintendent of Mansfield ISD.

Event sponsors include American Carton Company, Darien Bradford, MD, Cardiology Partners, Kindred Healthcare, Klein Tools, Mouser Electronics, Surgical Associates of Mansfield and US Anesthesia Partners. The t-shirt sponsor is Juan Gavalda, MD; Salvador V. Gavalda, and family. The Finish Zone sponsors are First Methodist Mansfield. Packet Pick-up sponsors are Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates. The Water Stop sponsor is Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. Mile sponsors are Frost Bank, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Hometown Health, Texas Trust Credit Union, and VAVA Inc. Run with Heart Supporter is Lifetime Fitness. Food Sponsors are Fuzzy Taco Shop Mansfield, Kroger, Market Street, and Media sponsor is Living Magazine. The event is facilitated by Cox Racing Services.