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SVMHS presents 16th Annual Heart & Sole Run/Walk

SALINAS, CA, May 7, 2013- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is gearing up for the 16th Annual Heart and Sole. The fun filled event offers activities for the entire family. Proceeds benefit Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Miracle Network.

What: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System 16th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 

Time: 8:30Am for Run/Walk

          9:45AM for Children’s Races 

Where: Monterey Park School, 410 San Miguel Avenue, Salinas CA 93901 

Cost: $35 per person (18 years and up), $40 after May 12, 2013, $15 ages 17 and under, Children’s one and half mile $10 ages 5-12 and Tot Trot (toddlers trot free).             
The 16th annual Heart and Sole offers something for every fitness level. Race participants will have South Valley Endurance timing. Walkers are encouraged. There are team events, tee-shirts for entrants, a post race drawing and refreshments. 

Find out more by going to or call 831-759-1890. 

About Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is an integrated network of health care programs, services and facilities. At the core of the System is an acute care, public district hospital licensed for 269 beds.  Several distinct specializations and programs at SVMHS include the Regional Heart Program, the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit operated in partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Joint Replacement Center, Regional Spine Center and Sleep Medicine Center.  Salinas Valley Memorial features advanced imaging and diagnostic tools, including the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostics and the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center. Salinas Valley Memorial employs more than 1,650 people; its medical staff includes 297 board-certified physicians across a range of specialties.  For more information, visit

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at

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