Roar 'N Run 2016


We are VERY excited to announce 3rd annual #VirtualRace event for the whole family for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week--February 7-14. You can do this event anywhere and anyhow--and you have a whole week to get it done.

How do I do a virtual Roar 'N Run race? 

Start with any distance (1 mile, 5k, 10k, 13.1, or 26.2), anytime and anywhere over the course of one week--CHD Awareness Week, February 7-14-- until you reach your distance. You can walk, jog or run every day, every other day, or all in one day! You can do it outside, on a treadmill, at your gym, an indoor track, in your neighborhood or any other location you choose. You can use apps to track your mileage, post it to our Facebook page, and help motivate others to join in too! 

We ask that you use the following hashtags when posting about the event:#RoarNRun, #VirtualRace, #CHDAware and #MLH

We LOVE to see your pictures! Please post them to this event and share your accomplishments with us!!

Why Participate?
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defects in the U.S., affecting about 40,000 babies each year, but most people do not know this. Participation in this event raises awareness about congenital heart defects-tell everyone what you are doing and why. Wear CHD t-shirts and sweat shirts while you participate. Share to social media and we will give you CHD facts to share as well.
It is good for your heart. February is Heart Month. What better thing to do than to exercise and create awareness at the same time?

It helps Mended Little Hearts reach even more families with education and support. Mended Little Hearts reached over 10,000 families last year-help us reach even more of the over 1 million children living with CHD.

Every participant will receive a REALLY cool medal! 
**There may be an additional charge to ship overseas**

Teams & Fundraising
Participants can also choose to be fundraisers, create teams or individual page. Have people support you, your child, and your family while you raise awareness. 

When you complete the event, please send us a picture of you holding up your medal to the Mended Little Hearts Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Page. Remember to use the hashtags #RoarNRun #VirtualRace #CHDAware and #MLH.

Most of all, HAVE FUN!!

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-HEART99 or email Mandy.Sandkuhler@mendedhearts.org.