The third annual Harper’s Heart Run will be Saturday, Sept. 10 at Buffalo Wild Wings (2505 Caufield Drive, Gardendale). Proceeds from the run benefit the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama.
Individual or team registration is available online or on the day of the race for $30 (5K), $20 (survivor 5K) or $25 (1-mile fun run). Teams of five or more will receive a $3 per person discount and be automatically entered into a creative team name contest on race day. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by the start of the 5K at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run at 8:45 a.m.
Each participant will receive a Harper’s Heart Run T-shirt. All participants, excluding virtual runners, will receive a participation package full of goodies from race sponsors that will include a race day bib, pens, bracelets, cookies and coupons. Refreshments, door prizes and awards will follow the races. To register or for more information about the event, visit www.harpersheartrun.com.
Harper Hill was born on September 23, 2013 with no signs of any complications. At a one-week routine checkup, a small heart murmur was detected and she was referred to a pediatric cardiologist. Weeks after being born Harper was diagnosed with multiple, rare congenital heart defects and heterotaxy syndrome. She had her first open heart surgery on May 13, 2015 and since then has had a great recovery. Harper has a long road ahead of her with multiple open heart surgeries planned, but due to the research and advancements made with congenital heart defects, there are more options for her future than ever before. More information about Harper is available at www.harpersheart.com.