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2013 Heart Run

Cordell Williams laughs with his sister, Montia, as they approach the finish line. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Spectators reach for high fives on the UAA campus. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Mona Eben gets set to race in the timed event. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Kitty Wellman, center, of the Alaska Children's Heart Center, demonstrates CPR compressions Saturday. Jim Dennis is at left and his son Matthew, 9, is at right. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
From left, Rachel Hammer, Jessie Wieland and Kayla Beaulieu cheer for runners. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
A crowd leaves the start line for the Heart Run's untimed event. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Eric Hansen closes in on the finish of his 5-kilometer run. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Ryan Beckett, followed by Jeff Young, turn a corner on the UAA campus. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Annabelle Shoup leads Jennifer Shoup in to the finish area. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Sam Tilly is followed by Matt Novakovich. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Runners in the timed event begin their race. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Racers share a quiet moment before the event begins. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Veronica Pope holds a sign as runners pass by. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Wendy Hebert, left, and Don Brooks run toward the finish. They were part of the Joe's Army team which raised more than $15,000. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Hallidie Wilt was the women's winner of the Heart Run. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Linda Morrison gets encouragement near the finish line. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Dan Myers strides toward the race's finish. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt gets ready to race. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Stanley Flagel competes Saturday. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Tali Novakovich heads into the finish line. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Tasha Burke crosses the finish line. Burke is a physical education teacher at Huffman Elementary, which brought a team of more than 200 people. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Maddie Jones, right, gives out high-fives. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Jake Moe, left, is followed closely by Alfred Kangogo. Kangogo took first and Moe took second place in the Heart Run. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt and Hallidie Wilt race Saturday. Wilt was the winner of the women's race. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Cordell Williams laughs with his sister, Montia, as they approach the finish line. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Spectators reach for high fives on the UAA campus. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Mona Eben gets set to race in the timed event. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Kitty Wellman, center, of the Alaska Children's Heart Center, demonstrates CPR compressions Saturday. Jim Dennis is at left and his son Matthew, 9, is at right. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
From left, Rachel Hammer, Jessie Wieland and Kayla Beaulieu cheer for runners. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
A crowd leaves the start line for the Heart Run's untimed event. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Eric Hansen closes in on the finish of his 5-kilometer run. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Ryan Beckett, followed by Jeff Young, turn a corner on the UAA campus. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Annabelle Shoup leads Jennifer Shoup in to the finish area. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Sam Tilly is followed by Matt Novakovich. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Runners in the timed event begin their race. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Racers share a quiet moment before the event begins. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Veronica Pope holds a sign as runners pass by. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Wendy Hebert, left, and Don Brooks run toward the finish. They were part of the Joe's Army team which raised more than $15,000. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Hallidie Wilt was the women's winner of the Heart Run. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Linda Morrison gets encouragement near the finish line. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Dan Myers strides toward the race's finish. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt gets ready to race. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Stanley Flagel competes Saturday. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Tali Novakovich heads into the finish line. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Tasha Burke crosses the finish line. Burke is a physical education teacher at Huffman Elementary, which brought a team of more than 200 people. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Maddie Jones, right, gives out high-fives. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Jake Moe, left, is followed closely by Alfred Kangogo. Kangogo took first and Moe took second place in the Heart Run. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt and Hallidie Wilt race Saturday. Wilt was the winner of the women's race. About 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2013 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Marc Lester
Alaska Dispatch