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Hundreds of Sacramentans to Race for Heart Disease Prevention in Women

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SACRAMENTO – A sea of red shirts will overtake Crocker Park as hundreds of walkers and runners come together this Saturday, June 16, to participate in the 2nd Annual Go Red Race to benefit the American Heart Association.

The Go Red Race, presented by The Golden 1 Credit Union and Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, is another event in the line-up for the Go Red For Women movement in the Sacramento area. The movement seeks to increase awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women and to inspire the local community to take charge of their heart health. Funds raised from the event will go toward the American Heart Association’s overall goal to help fund research and find better ways to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease.

“This is a really great family-friendly event through our Go Red Movement that will continue to help save lives and to raise more awareness for the number one killer of women in Sacramento and the nation – heart disease,” said Garry Maisel, President & CEO of Western Health Advantage and chairman of the 2012 Go Red for Women Executive Committee. “There was great participation in last year’s race and it was a lot of fun. It’s a great chance for the community to come together again to help make a difference.”

The race has courses marked for both 5K (3.1 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) distances and is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. After crossing the finish line, all participants and spectators are invited to the Go Red Race Vendor Expo, presented by Nugget Markets. This will include dozens of booths with information on heart health, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and more.

Registration, which includes a Go Red Race red t-shirt, is $40 and begins at 6:30am. The 10K race will start first at 8:00am followed by the kick off for the 5K race at 8:10am. The Go Red Race Vendor Expo will be open from 8:00am to 11:00am. All events take place at Crocker Park located at the corner of 3rd and O streets in Downtown Sacramento.

For more information, to register online or to check out some of the fun photos from last year’s event, visit http://changeofpace.com/gored.html.

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