American Heart Association announces 3rd Annual Downtown Brunswick Heart Walk | Events
September 18 at the Brunswick Visitor Center, Station Avenue at 8 am.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce a new Downtown location for its 3rd Annual Brunswick Heart Walk taking place on September 18. Registration and warm up with Tony Zumba begin at 8 AM with the walk taking foot at 8:30 AM.
The Heart Walk will be begin and end at the Brunswick Visitor Center at the Railroad Station providing A/C and indoor bathrooms as well as a covered courtyard for registration, food and raffle tables.
The walk itself will consist of a one-mile route down the Western side of Maine Street, crossing at Bank Street with a water stop provided by Parkview Hospital in the parking lot behind Little Dog Café. Walkers take a right up Federal Street where they cross at Cleaveland Street back onto Station Avenue. Participants may choose to walk one, two or three laps of the one-mile route.
Tony Zumba will lead the crowd through an energetic warm up and stretching session in the park across from Byrne's Irish Pub at Station Ave. at about 8:15, before the race begins. Byrne's Pub will be offering brunch specials to all walkers and their families.
Partnering with Bill Dodge Motor Group, the AHA will have Otto the Moose on hand to greet walkers and families while a Bill Dodge van will slowly drive the course, keeping a watchful eye out for anyone who needs a ride. There will also be a "kids zone" with family activities.
The Heart Walks's National Sponsor, Subway Restaurants will provide food for the event including breakfast and lunch for all walkers and families. Hannaford in Brunswick has generously donated breakfast items for the event as well.
Relax after the walk with a chair massage from Patricia Loney, LMT who is also donating a one-hour massage gift certificate.
"Having this new Downtown Brunswick location with so many great sponsors and partners really puts this walk on the map to increase exposure and ultimately raise money toward cardiovascular research", said Susan Crandall, American Heart Association Corporate Events Director. "We hope to have more walkers than ever register at www.centralmaineheartwalk.org."
Walkers are still needed, so for more information or to register a team at work or at home, contact the American Heart Association at 1-800-937-0944 or visit www.centralmaineheartwalk.org.