Center for Better Health and Nutrition

  • Hearts and Health Run.

    Thank you for participating in the 2014 Hearts and Health Race! We will see you in 2015!

    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!


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

    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:
    “Like” us on Facebook to receive the promo code for 10% off registration.

  • 2014 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