BraveHeart 5K fundraiser nets $1,900

Carilion New River Medical Center, Run About Sports and the Radford Visitor’s Center hosted the BraveHeart 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 21st at Bisset Park and raised $1,927 for the American Heart Association. Runners were encouraged to wear kilts to celebrate the area’s Scots Irish heritage and to help kick off the annual Highlanders Festival.

The top three runners were Ignacio Moore at 17:13, Kevin McGuire at 17:31 and Brandon Bishop at 18:46. The top three female finishers were Kathryn Little at 19:39, Audrey Link at 21:21 and Dimple Mozhi at 22:55.

Many runners ran for a family member or friend who has been touched by heart disease. According to the AHA website, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and strokes

Pictured are (left to right) Renee Gerow from Carilion New River Medical Center, Ashley Ege from the American Heart Association and Deb Cooney from the Radford Visitor’s Center.

Organizers plan to host the event again in 2018. More information is available at or by calling the Radford Visitor’s Center at 540-267-3153.