Heart Walk set for Saturday

This year's Heart and Stroke Walk will take place downtown on Saturday. Photo courtesy American Heart Association

This year’s Heart and Stroke Walk will take place downtown on Saturday. Photo courtesy American Heart Association

Do you exercise regularly?

Half of all adults and more than 60 percent of children don’t, according to the American Heart Association.

The organization’s annual Heart and Stroke Walk aims to change that. The event encourages people to adopt a healthier lifestyle and raise money to fund educational programs and research into heart disease and stroke, the top two killers in America.

This year’s walk is set for Saturday. The event includes a 5K non-competitive walk, a 5K chip-timed run and a Miracle Mile, a 1-mile route for stroke survivors and people just starting to get fit. Live entertainment and activities for children and pets are also planned.

The event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Long Center, 702 W. Riverside Drive. Registration is free. Sign up online at http://www.austinheartwalk.org or by calling 512-338-2400.

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