DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 25, 2019) –
The 2nd Annual My Heart Matters 5K Run & Walk presented by Halifax Health and University of Florida Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health
Sunday, February 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach
303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
Race starts at France Tower
Held in recognition of American Heart Month, the 2nd Annual My Heart Matters 5K is a part of Halifax Health’s Live Your Life Well Race Series. The timed race offers an opportunity for both competitive and non-competitive runners, walkers, families and children to participate.
The course starts in front of Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach’s France Tower and loops around the medical center’s campus. The course includes a challenging .6-mile run or walk up the campus’ six-story parking garage and continues on to Daytona State College before concluding at the France Tower. A heart healthy breakfast will be provided to participants at the finish line.
Top finishers will be awarded by age group.
Registration is $25 and includes a My Heart Matters t-shirt. Those who are unable to attend the race can register as a “Heart Supporter” for a donation of $15. Heart Supporters will also receive a My Heart Matters 5K t-shirt.
Proceeds from the race will go to the Halifax Health – Foundation’s Center for Cardiology fund to help fight heart disease in Volusia County.
Registration is available online at halifaxhealth.org/heart5k. Packet pick-up will take place Friday, February 22 from 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, France Tower Meeting Room E.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.