Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 13th, and join us for the 2016 West Alabama Heart Walk!  It starts at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and goes along the Riverwalk on the Black Warrior River.

How fitting, an event on heart health is taking place during Valentine's Day weekend. Organizers from the American Heart Association estimate nearly 2,000 will participate in this year's family friendly walk geared towards fundraising, creating awareness and healthy exercise with others.  If you'd like, bring your dog!

The length of the walk (or run) is 5K (3.1 miles), with the course being along Tuscaloosa's scenic River Walk.

It's free to attend, however participants are encouraged to get sponsors for their walk to fight heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases!  Walkers are eligible for a Heart Walk t-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.

The lofty overall fundraising goal is $200,000! At the time of this writing, nearly half of the goal is already being reported. That's great! But, there is still a long way to go!

Create a team or sign up as an individual, - CLICK HERE -

QUICK FACTS

  • 2016 West Alabama Heart Walk
  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
  • 8:00 a.m. - Activities Start
  • 9:00 a.m. - Walk Begins

Now is the time to eliminate heart disease as the leading cause for death for Americans, and reduce its impact on our lives for forever!

For more information - CLICK HERE -

Take a look at the starting line of the 2015 walk! As you'll see this is a HUGE community event, regardless if the weather is chilly.