Make Your Heart Race 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run set for February 12

Attention area running enthusiasts! Mark your calendars! The ninth annual "Make Your Heart Race" 5K and 1-mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, February 12, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center. This fun and healthy event, sponsored by The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Regional Heart Center, GiGi's Fitness Centers and KPLC-TV will include a variety of age group categories and the chance to win cash prizes! A wheelchair division will be available for all age groups.

Entry fee for the 5K race is $25 for early registration and guarantees an official event t-shirt (must be postmarked by February 4) and $30 on Race Day. Entry fee for the 1-mile Fun Run is $12 for early registration (must be postmarked by February 4) and $15 on Race Day. Late registration will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on race day.  This event will help benefit the American Heart Association.

Packet pick-up for race participants will take place, Friday Feb 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the front of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital (valet driveway).

Participants can register online at or call 491-7577 for more information.