Heroes of the Heart 5k

 The Heart Foundation of Jamaica in association with Running Events Limited staged the inaugural Heroes of the Heart 5K Run/Walk on January 22nd, 2017. This annual event is used to raise funds to increase The Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s reach and to maintain our subsidized screening services.

Due to the drastic increase in the number of deaths associated with non-communicable disease (NCD’s) and more specifically cardiovascular disease (heart disease) the foundation saw it fit to not only encourage physical activity through a normal five-kilometer race, but in addition to running or walking, we have introduced a new dynamic to this race by giving complimentary electrocardiogram (ECG) screening on two of our three race packages.