Give the gift of exercise this Valentine’s Day

I’m not really one for receiving flowers or candy for Valentine’s Day. And jewelry? Just a waste of money that could go to a good cause. If you or a loved one feels the same way, consider giving the Sweetheart Run/Walk 5k as a gift this year.

The event will take place February 16 – perfect for those of you that forget until the last minute. The starting gun will fire at 9am on the levee behind Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. 2nd, just across the river in north Lawrence. You can sign up as an individual for $28 or a duo with your significant other for $50. Sign up online now at Prices will go up slightly on race day.

Included in the registration fee are a long sleeved t-shirt and finishers medal. Personally, that’s better than a box of candy for me any day. Best of all, the event benefits the Head for the Cure foundation. See more information about them at

Awards will be given to the top male, female and coed team finishers as well as the top three males and females in each five year age group. Packet pickup will take place Friday, February 15, 3-6 pm at Garry Gribbles, 839 Massachusetts in Lawrence. Race day registration and pickup will begin at 8:15 am.

You just never know what will happen at a run like this (see accompanying photo) so come on out for the fun.

Race day marriage proposal courtesy of the Sweetheart Run (Leawood).

Race day marriage proposal courtesy of the Sweetheart Run (Leawood). by Erika Gray

Tagged: sweetheart run, run, Head for the Cure, Valentine's Day


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