The Love Your Heart Run and Crank Your Heart Ride are sponsored by the Auburn Opelika Running and Track Association (AORTA), the Exceptional Outreach Organization and the City of Auburn. This is a premier fundraising event benefiting children and adults with special needs that participate in Special Olympics of Lee County, Best Buddies of Auburn University and City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Summer Camp.
Register by February 13th to receive a free long sleeve shirt with your entry fee! Visit www.loveyourheartrun.com to register and see more details about the event.
LOVE YOUR HEART RUN: The 1 mile and 6.2 mile (10 K) routes of the Love Your Heart Run offer spectacular views of Chewacla State Park. The 6.2 mile route begins and ends inside Chewacla State Park. For local runners, we are reviving an “old” course that allows runners a challenging climb to the summit of Chewacla State Park. New this year: both runs will start at the bottom of the "hill" near the entrance to the park. Participants may run or walk the event!
CRANK YOUR HEART RIDE: There will be two different, yet very spectacular routes that you may choose: 3.5, 11 and 22 Miles. The 3.5 Mile Route takes advantage of Auburn’s beautiful Charlotte and Curtis Ward Bike Path. The path is separated from the roadway (Shell Toomer Parkway) and is set back into the woods. The Path crosses two picturesque streams, a great route for beginning riders and children.The 11 and 22 Mile routes follow winding bike lanes on one of the most popular cycling routes in Auburn. A rest station will be provided at the halfway point of both routes. Each ride will include a challenging climb to the summit of Chewacla State Park. Note: The 22 Mile Ride will complete the 11 Mile Route Twice.