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Heart To Start - A Community Working Together

In 2012, we decided to start walking the talk - and running it too. Since then, we've written a book, started a Facebook community, and inspired a movement in Portland, Medford, Hood River and Walla Walla. That inspiration has brought even more movement through active community engagement with our Heal It Forward initiative - because we believe doing good makes you feel better.

Each of our training locations follow a similar path where we meet our patients and community members at a local track to train together for a family-friendly 5k run/walk. Rather than focusing on numbers and times, we encourage taking several small steps (i.e. weekly training) and working toward a remarkable finish (i.e. goal event) where we celebrate as a community.

Click here to learn more about our team and our program.

Areas with open registration

Let us know you are participating and take the couple minutes to sign up - follow along in-person at group workouts, or virtually, and then join us at the goal race or pick another race event near your home town.

Click a button to open the registration window for that location.


Heart To Start - Portland (season November - February) Registration opens in October 2018 for the next season. There will be two group training’s each week to further support our growing community - West Portland and South Portland.

Heart To Start - Medford (season February - May) Registration opens in January 2019 for the next season.

Heart To Start - Walla Walla (season March - June) Registration opens in February 2019 for the next season. 

Heart To Start - Hood River (season August - November) Registration opens in August 2019 for the next season.