ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Thousands of people pounded the pavement in the 33rd annual Heart Run yesterday, Saturday April 30, at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
For an entry fee, more than 5,800 people signed up to help fight cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The racers represented groups and individuals all with the common goal of showing support to survivors and those struggling with heart disease.
The Alaska Heart Institute and the American Heart Association helped organize the 3-k and 5-k events.
"There's something for everybody," said Lisa Shauder, Executive Director of the Alaska American Heart Association, "We have school teams we have church groups we have family groups who come out in honor of their family members, and others who come out for a fun day and support to a great cause."
Shauder said all money raised will go toward heart disease and stroke research and education.