Elite and Club Runners to Race for $20,000 in Prize Money at the 29th Annual Lawyers Have Heart Race


WASHINGTON, March 18, 2019 — For the second year in a row, runners will race for $20,000 in prize money at the Lawyers Have Heart Race. Lawyers Have Heart is a premier athletic philanthropic event led by the greater DC legal community and has raised more than $13 million to benefit the American Heart Association. It is one of DC’s largest 10K races and brings more than 6,500 participants.

The Lawyers Have Heart race will take place on June 8, 2019 race at 7:15 a.m. at the Georgetown Washington Harbour. The 10K race is USATF certified, and Pacers is the official race timer. The event also features a 5K race and a walk. 

The 2018 race featured an elite ision with an international field made up of more than 85 men and women. Andrew Colley from Blowing Rock, North Carolina won the 10K with a time of 28:44. Etagegn Woldu Mamo of Ethiopia won the women’s elite ision 10K with a record time of 33:12. The flat course, good weather conditions and festive atmosphere allowed for record-breaking race times.

“The Lawyers Have Heart race has earned a top place within the running community and has served the DC region through the participation of thousands of runners. We are excited to attract and reward running talent at this race,” said George Banker, elite athlete coordinator.

To be eligible for the 2019 prize money, register by May 17, 2019 by sending your resume to Stephanie.Maher@heart.org. Elites will run in advance of the general 10K/5K.

For more information on the event, visit www.lawyershaveheartdc.org

About the AHA: The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

Shannon Klosterman

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SOURCE American Heart Association