Ashland's 3rd annual HeartChase to combine physical, mental challenges
ASHLAND -- The third annual Ashland HeartChase will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, in Ashland Central Park as part of the annual Summer Motion event. This is the first year the American Heart Association event will be a collaborative effort of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and King's Daughters Medical Center.
Ashland HeartChase offers participants a creative way to contribute to an important cause while having a good time and reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. Ashland HeartChase is a combination of popular television shows such as "Amazing Race" and "Minute to Win It." The competition will take teams throughout Ashland, where they must perform both physical and mental challenges at checkpoints throughout the city. The HeartChase course will begin and end in Central Park.
The team that completes the course while collecting the most points will be named as Ashland HeartChase champions and will receive a team trophy. Prizes also will be awarded to the teams with the most spirit and the wackiest attire.
"This is a great event that not only contributes to the mission of the American Heart Association, it provides a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of being heart healthy, while learning the risk factors of Heart Disease and Stroke," Eric Stommes, vice president-youth markets/HeartChase, said in a news release.
On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. June 28. For more information on joining a team or donating, visit www.heartchase.org and select "join the chase" and then enter Ashland, Ky., in the search field to find the Ashland HeartChase. The site allows for secure online donations as well as the ability to search for existing Ashland HeartChase teams to join or follow. The Ashland HeartChase also can be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ashlandheartchase.
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