Heart Walk


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The Metro Detroit Heart Walk will be held from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday, May 20, at Wayne State University! PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN LAST YEAR.  Runner registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the main festival grounds open at 8 a.m. for participants to enjoy activities before the walk (which begins at 10 a.m.) including the Kids Zone, Photo booths, Mascot Race, Activities, Giveaways,  Eat Street and much more!  Please see more details below/attached and let me know if you have any additional questions. 

CLICK HERE for the most updated logistical information.

Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m. – Runner Registration & Check-In
8:00 a.m. – Main Festival Grounds open to the public and activities begin
8:45 a.m. – Runners will begin lining up at the Start Line
9:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony and Warm Ups
10:00 am.   Walk begins following the opening ceremony




Runners should click the REGISTER NOW button above and choose 5K Run registration option.  Cost to register for the Run before May 15th is $35 and on the day of the Run it will be $40.  More details to come.

Walk Route



Fundraising is ongoing! Thanks to those who have their fundraising efforts well under-way. For those of you whom have not yet had the time to start your efforts, there is still plenty of time to do so!  Every dollar raised makes a difference and allows us to fund more potential life-saving research as of July 1st.  If you need assistance with setting up your webpage and sending emails or posting to your Facebook, please call our Detroit Customer Care team directly at 855-229-4424. We have 4 great team members that would love to assist you!!!  Remember there is still time to raise funds until June 30th


About The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. With heart disease and stroke being the #1 and #4 killers of all Americans, the American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.

This year, more than 1 million walkers will participate in nearly 350 events across the country, with over 20,000 of them right here in Detroit. Your participation will help us raise even more in our fight to save lives. Walk with friends, family, coworkers or strangers you'll bond with along the way. Any way you choose to do it, your heart will thank you for it!

Donations raised help save lives through research, public health education, professional education and training, and advocacy. In fact over the last five years, more than $17 million in research grants have come back to the state of Michigan with $1,075,040 awarded to research taking place right here at Wayne State University. In summary, for every $1 dollar raised through the Heart Walk, $3 comes back to the Southeast Michigan community. Your donations make a huge impact on our community!

Questions? Contact the American Heart Association representative, Annie Hill at annie.hill@heart.org or call the Detroit Customer Care team directly at 855-229-4424.