Bellin Health Care Systems, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Registration Opens for Inaugural Bellin 5K

Heart Run/Walk, Community Walk, Children’s Run encourage fitness, fun

MARINETTE — Bellin Health is sharing the heart-healthy love this Valentine’s Day, with registration now open for the inaugural Bellin 5K Heart Run/Walk, 1-mile Community Walk, and Children’s Run. The events will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Bellin Health Marinette, providing an important opportunity to engage the community in heart-healthy activity, in keeping with Bellin Health’s proud tradition of getting feet on the street in the name of health and wellness.

In addition, a virtual offering is available for those who prefer to complete their preferred distance at the time and place of their choosing.

“We love our patients and communities, and we want to help them have fun and get active in a welcoming, family-friendly environment,” said Race Director Brian Cleven, a cardiac rehab exercise physiologist at Bellin Health Marinette. “There’s no better time than heart month — and no better day than Valentine’s Day — to commit to doing something great for your heart. No matter your fitness level or ability, this event is for you.”

All Bellin 5K, Community Walk and Children’s Run participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, gear bag and finisher medal. Registration prices start at just $20 for adults in the run/walk events (including the virtual offering) and $10 for youth in the Children’s Run (Children’s Run distances are 1/8 mile for ages 5 and younger and 1/4 mile for ages 6-10). Individuals must register by April 17 to guarantee their preferred T-shirt size.

“By keeping prices low, we hope to remove a potential barrier to participation and encourage widespread involvement in this great community event,” Cleven said. “Physical activity is so important, and it can be a lot of fun, too. We hope by participating in our event, area residents are motivated to stay active and build lifelong heart-healthy habits.”

In addition to Cleven, an eight-time Ironman Triathlon finisher and accomplished endurance athlete, the Bellin 5K leverages the expertise of the same seasoned team that presents the iconic Bellin Run 10K and the participant-favorite Bellin Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. A second-to-none race day experience will be complimented by kids’ activities, a fun, family-friendly atmosphere and delicious post-race food.

Registration is available now at Bellin Health Marinette 5K Heart Run/Walk (runsignup.com).