WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?
HeartReach Center is moving forward with plans for an in-person 5k for Life event as usual.
Standing for LIFE matters more now than ever before. Thank you for your support of HeartReach.
We look forward to having you participate in our annual 5k for Life 2020!
There are two ways to participate in HeartReach Center's 5k for Life.
Since HeartReach Center is a non-profit organization, we utilize a sponsorship model that allows friends of the center to raise money to support the center. Raising money for HeartReach also gives participants the opportunity to win some fun prizes at the event. Prize examples from last year varied from a free haircut to a pizza to a jetboat tour in Talkeetna.
At the same time, we recognize that many friends in our community simply want to race or participate, and that is okay, too. Fundraising is completely optional, and registration works the same no matter what option you choose. The difference exists in that a person or family may opt not to pay their registration fee if he/she/they commit to raising money to cover that fee.
*Upon registration, each participant will receive an email with a link to set-up their online fundraising account.*
The race begins and ends at the Trunk Rd. Park & Ride. There is plenty of parking at the venue. Registration, tents, refreshments, and games will be set up on the lawn.
*Bring your own chair.*
Frequently Asked Questions
What will the event schedule look like?
Can I still participate even if can't make it on August 1st?
Absolutely! Many friends of HeartReach Center choose bike, run or walk their 5k for Life on their own. We appreciate the support and comradare no matter where you choose to fulfill your event commitment.
What about children? Are there any age limits on who can participate?
We enjoy having your kiddos participate in the 5k for Life. Our only request is that anyone under 12 be accomapnied by a parent or adult at all times.
The bike heat is only 30 minutes. What if I can't finish that fast?
Last year, HeartReach implemented a separate bike heat. This was done so that competitive bikers wouldn't have to dodge walkers and strollers on their way back to the finish line. Since our course is an out-and-back one, this was a real hazard. Most of our adult bikers finish their 5k in well under 20 minutes. However, if you are not sure whether or not you can complete a biked 5k in under 30 minutes, we are guessing that you won't be going for a competitive time. As such, there's no issue with you remaining out on the course. You just need to know that your bib may not register an accurate time when you do cross the finish line as your heat will already have been over.
What age divisions will you have?
Here are the age divisions from which we will be recognizing 1st - 3rd place finishers:
When is early bib pick-up?
What about Covid-19? How will I know if the event is going virtual?
When you register online, you will automatically receive email updates. We will also keep this site up-to-date as well as our Friends of HeartReach Facebook Page.