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April 20, 2024

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Superhero Heart Run

Transform into your more powerful alter egos and help save the day for kids with CHD.

Set your own pace and have some fun Saturday, June 24 during the Superhero Heart Run. All ages can participate in this 5K/2K race to raise awareness for congenital heart defects through Heart Heroes, Inc. and Mended Littler Hearts of Upper Cumberland.

“Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defects worldwide, affecting one out of every 100 babies born,” says Margaret Keller, Heart Heroes, Inc. national program director. “The Superhero Heart Run is a nationwide movement to create awareness and funds for CHD programs, support and research. More importantly, it is an opportunity for the children and families affected by CHD to celebrate their incredible journeys of life with CHD!” she adds.

Kids and adults can add to the fun by donning their favorite superhero costume for the race. There will be other family fun activities, too.

Last year’s event raised more than $14,000 dollars. This year’s goal is even bigger — $20,000! with about 300 people

The Superhero Heart Run takes place from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Tennessee Tech’s intramural fields (1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville). Registration is $25 adults, $10 ages 2 – 10. Any “Heart Hero” or person with CHD is free. All paid online registrants will receive an official Heart Hero Run cape.

To sign up, visit

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Noah Day

Noah G. Day is a recent graduate of Sewanee, The University of the South. He is a freelance writer residing in Nashville.