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AHA 5K at Fifth Third Field Saturday
09/25/2013 9:46 AM ET

Dayton, Ohio - Fifth Third Field will host the American Heart Association's 5K Heart Walk/Run on Saturday, September 28th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. A signature event of the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk/Run promotes physical activity and healthy living in an environment that's fun for the whole family. All proceeds will go toward funding research and education involving the reduction of heart disease and stroke. Individuals or teams can register online at heartwalk.kintera.org/daytonoh or call Kim Doherty at (937) 853-3110.

The Walk/Run is specifically designed for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Day-of registration starts at 8:00 a.m., which is also when the gates open at Fifth Third Field. Before the event begins, families can roam the concourse and plaza to enjoy a fun and interactive Health and Wellness Fair, where sponsors will give out a heart-healthy snack and allow attendees to check blood pressure and help figure out body mass index (BMI). There will be inflatable games for children to enjoy, and Dragons mascots Heater and Gem will roam the concourse and take pictures with those in attendance.

Heart disease and stroke survivors are also encouraged to visit the Survivor Area, created especially for the "honored guests" of the Heart Walk. Special treats will be available to survivors at the walk.

Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m., shortly before the start of the second American Heart Association Kids Fun Run/Walk. The 5K Race and Heart Walk is scheduled to begin at 9:15.

Registration is quick and easy if you visit heartwalk.kintera.org/daytonoh. Once you click "Register," you can join a team, join as an individual, or start your own team. After you complete registration, you can personalize your site and invite friends and family to participate or sponsor your efforts.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION OF GREATER DAYTON

Located in Kettering, the American Heart Association of Greater Dayton covers 12 counties in the area and is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke throughout Ohio. The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Currently, the AHA is funding $660,000 of experimental research at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. For more information, visit heart.org/dayton.

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling (937) 228-2287, by email at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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