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The Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run will take place Sept. 29 at Veteran's Park. (PHOTO: American Heart Association of Wisconsin Facebook)

Sign up now: Milwaukee Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run

The 2018 Greater Milwaukee Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run will take place Sept. 29.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event for raising funds to battle this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers: heart disease and stroke.

Don't go alone; create a team with your friends and family. Choose to walk one or three miles, or do a 5K run.

The event is open to all ages, and pets and strollers are welcome.

The 5K run is timed and all finishers will receive a medal.

Participation in Heart Walk promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. The goal is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.

You can raise money and help fight heart disease and stroke. Help create big science; like science that created the artificial heart valve. Your donation will help researchers develop lifesaving breakthroughs.

So far $545,063 has been raised of the $1,000,000 goal for greater Milwaukee, as well as 31 teams and 65 participants have signed up.

Register for Milwaukee's Heart Run/Walk here.

Where: Veterans Park.

Hours: Sept. 29, check-in is at 8 a.m.

Admission: The registration fee for the 5K Run is $35 until Aug. 31, then it increases to $40. Online registration will close Sept. 27 at midnight. On-site registration, Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, will be $45.

Highlights: Heart disease and stroke survivors are an important part of Heart Walk. Each survivor receives a red ball cap and have the opportunity to gather with other survivors.

There are also multiple prizes available for raising a certain amount of money. Win an official 2018 Heart Walk T-shirt for raising $100-$249.99, and choose between a ceramic griddle, a food processor, a Naxa waterproof action camera and more for raising $1,000-$2,999.99. See the website for the full list of prizes.

8 a.m.: Run starts
9 a.m.: Kids Heart Challenge
10 a.m.: Walk starts


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