Center for Better Health and Nutrition

  • Hearts and Health Run.
    Hearts and Health Run.

    This year's race will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

  • Hearts and Health Run / Walk Presented by the Center for Better Health and Nutrition

    Sponsored by Meijer

    Join Us for the 3rd Annual Hearts and Health Run / Walk to Fight Obesity in Cincinnati on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014  

    Help make Greater Cincinnati a place filled with healthy kids who eat right and stay active by participating in the 3rd Annual Hearts and Health Run / Walk benefiting HealthWorks! Camps Out, Cincinnati Children’s camp for overweight and obese children. The route includes a scenic loop around the lake at beautiful Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio where runners and walkers can participate in the 5K, 6-hour Run/Relay, or Family Fun Run.

    Join us for a day full day of healthful entertainment including a family wellness event with raffle prizes, soccer demos, yoga, free BMI and blood pressure readings and more!

    Register Now

    *Same Day Registration Available

    * No registration required for the Family Fun Run / Walk

    *HealthWorks Patients can participate in the 5k for FREE! Please contact Chris Kist to register your child.


    • 5 km Run
    • 6-hour Run or Relay (Relay limit 6 people)
    • Family Fun Run / Walk for 1.4 miles

    **Walkers are welcome at any event**


    Start Times

    • 5K begins at 9AM
    • 6-Hour Run and Relay begins at 9AM
    • Family Fun Run / Walk begins at 11AM
    • Children’s Raffle Drawing will take place immediately following the Family Fun Run

    Registration Fees

    $35 per person with Technical T-Shirt
    $25 without T-Shirt
    *Medal included for both

    5K Family 4-Pack : $100 for 4 people, Technical T-Shirt and Medal included! (5K only please)

    6 Hour Run/Relay:
    $50 per person with Technical T-Shirt
    $40 per person without T-Shirt
    *Medal included for both
    *6 person limit for relay teams

    Family Fun Run

    HealthWorks! Patients

    Contact Information

    Chris Kist, Exercise Program Supervisor
    Center for Better Health and Nutrition
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Phone: 513-636-0279

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    Tips for Runners

    Proper warm-up, strength-training, and stretching techniques before and after a run are important and can help to prevent injury. Here are a few tips from the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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    Race Rules


    No Strollers or Pets please

    5K Rules

    • This is a timed individual event.

    • Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome.

    • Special awards will be given to the top Male and Female finishers.

    • Race packets and other information can be picked up the morning of the event.

    6-Hour Rules

    Individual rules

    • Runners and walkers, ages 16 and older, are welcome to participate.
    • Individual Male/ Female winners will be awarded for the greatest distance traveled in the allotted time frame allowed.
    • Race packets can be picked up the morning of the event.

    Team Relay Rules

    • To sign up for the relay, each member must enter their team name during registration to be grouped together.
    • This event welcomes all walkers and runners. However individuals under the age of 16 will be limited to 1 hour of participation.
    • Teams will be limited to 2 to 6 runners
    • The runners can participate in any order, for any distance, and as many times as they wish throughout the 6 hour time period.
    • Special accommodations may be made for larger relay teams.  However these teams are not eligible for the official “relay” competition.
    • The winning relay team will have traveled the greatest distance during the allotted time frame.
    • Special awards will be given to the winning relay team.

    Our Sponsors

    Ethicon Endo-Surgery logo. Fifth Third Bank logo.

    Hammer Nutrition logo. Meijer logo.

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    Q102 logo. Panera logo.

    Cincinnati Dental Services logo.


  • Register Now

    Register now to join us for this exciting new event to help fight childhood obesity!

    Online Registration: Click Here!

    Registration Fees:

    * 5K Run - $35/$25 per person
    * 6-Hour Run - $50/$40 per person
    * 6-Hour Relay - $50/$40 per person (6 person max)
    * Family Fun Run - FREE - Same day registration only

    Facebook Discount:

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  • 2013 Race Results

    Curious about the final times?  See the race results for all 2013 events.

    Past event: 2012 race results

  • Race Comments

    “Loved the race. Beautiful course. Many thanks”
    - Rosie

    “I'm glad I could be there! I hope the rest of the day went well. I know that each year you'll get more and more support as the word spreads!”
    - Alison Delgado (Winner of the Flying Pig Marathon)

    "I had a great time and am looking forward to next year’s event!”
    - Jennifer Sprague

    "You put on a great race!”
    - Vincent O’Sullivan (member 1984 US Olympic Team)

    “This was my first 5K walk ever and it was magical"
    - Claudia Reilly