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SAFER 5K Healthy Heart/Healthy Community Run/Walk set

The Second SAFER 5K Healthy Heart/Healthy Community Run/Walk, coming Sept. 24, is in observance of World Heart Day. (Special to the News Bulletin)

MILTON — The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County and Support Alliance for Emergency Readiness will host the Second SAFER 5K Healthy Heart/Healthy Community Run/Walk.

The Sept. 24 event — 8:30 a.m. at the Blackwater Heritage Trail on Highway 90 in Milton —  is in observance of World Heart Day and supports the department’s Healthiest Weight initiative. It is smoke-free and family friendly.

Participants may register 7-8 a.m. race day at the Blackwater Trail behind SunTrust Bank. Participants may be asked to sign a waiver and a photo release. The registration fee is $20 for those 12 years of age and over and $10 for those under 12. The first 100 participants will receive T-shirts.

The self-timed race will continue rain or shine, although there may be a delay in start time for lightning. Awards will be given in age categories.

Additional sponsors include Baptist Health Care, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Alert Santa Rosa Emergency Notification System, The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County, the Florida Park Service, Safe Communities America-Santa Rosa County, Anytime Fitness of Milton and Tobacco Free Florida. 

Contact Daniel Hahn, 983-4606 or, for more information. 

This article originally appeared on Santa Rosa Press Gazette: SAFER 5K Healthy Heart/Healthy Community Run/Walk set

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