According to the American Heart Association, Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women and is more dangerous than all the cancers combined.
During the "Heart Month" of February, named for more than just the Valentines Day event, we the producers of the SweetHeart 5K invite you to make this month about the hearts we can save by inviting the one you love or care about to come out with you on Saturday, February 13th and walk, run, or race to "Save A Heart" with us.
In 2015, we managed to see walkers and runners, AND, the support of over 30 businesses from all over San Diego. We, in turn, received an excess of $15,000 in prizes and giveaways making this event the largest "winning" event in San Diego. In this upcoming 2016 event, we expect to exceed that with the largest collection of Valentine themed prizes ever offered at such an event.
We're not stopping there either. For 2016, we're also adding signature SH5K medals, tech "red" shirts in support of "Wear Red" for women, chip timing, a better course, a mobile app, and the chance to fundraise for the AHA as part of your participation in the upcoming event. Our goal for this year is $5K to the AHA and with your help, we can do it!
Event details and schedule
Stuff You Get
Participants will receive the following:
Chip Timing – 5K and Relay
Tech Shirt – Subject to availability for day of event registrants
Participant Medal – 5K only
Photo - for purchase post-race
One raffle entry per runner - Valentine-themed prizes
Swag Bag with Valentine-themed coupons, giveaways, and Sweetheart Candy Box
Awards and Prizes - Sweetheart 5K 2015 prize packages valued at over $15,000!
Commemorative medals for top 3 finishers – 5K and Relay
Valentine-themed prizes - Top 5K overall runner, male and female
Crown for the top finishers - Couples relay, three age divisions
Valentine-themed prizes - Top relay couple, three age divisions
Packet Pick Up
Date / Time
Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:30 – 7:30 am (day of event)
Road Runner Sports Carlsbad
5617 Paseo Del Norte, Unit 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Event Location & Schedule
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Day of Event
Day of event registration will be from 6:30 – 7:30 am. We recommend that you arrive 1.5 hours before the start of the race to allow adequate time for parking, packet pickup. walk thru and warmup. Course closes at 12:00 pm.
Legendary Event Management
Kit Carson Park
Subject to availability
North side, near JC Penney
Walk up ramp and enter Kit Carson Park
Walk to venue
From San Diego – I-15 North, Exit E Via Rancho Pkwy, Right on E Via Rancho Pkwy, Continue on Bear Valley Pkwy, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway
From Riverside - I-15 South, Exit E Via Rancho Pkwy, Right on E Via Rancho Pkwy, Continue on Bear Valley Pkwy, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway
From Carlsbad - 78 East, I-15 South, Exit E Via Rancho Pkwy, Right on E Via Rancho Pkwy, Continue on Bear Valley Pkwy, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway