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Registration now open for Kaweah Health’s Feb. 18 Stayin’ Alive Cardiac 5k in Visalia

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Registration now open for Kaweah Health’s Feb. 18 Stayin’ Alive Cardiac 5k in Visalia

VISALIA – Registration is now open at for the Stayin’ Alive Cardiac 5K Run/Walk presented by Kaweah Health on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Visalia. Anyone who registers before Friday, Jan. 20, will be entered into an opportunity drawing for one of three Kick Starter Memberships at Kaweah Health Lifestyle Fitness Center.

Set during American Heart Month, this fun, disco-themed 5K run and walk will increase the heart rates and health of participants when it starts at 8 a.m. on Feb. 18 at Visalia Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Boulevard. After the race, participants can check on their heart health with free health screenings from the only hospital in the Central Valley to make Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospital for Cardiac Surgery™ for 6 Years in a Row (2018-2023). Free screenings will be offered for:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease – The narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs.
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis – Narrowing or blockage of the arteries that can lead to a stroke.
  • Blood Pressure – High blood pressure can put a person at risk for heart disease and stroke.

All finishers will receive a free medal and race/chip results. Shirts will be given to all participants. Prizes will also be given for first, second, and third place for fastest male and female, along with prizes for winners of a disco attire contest.

Run/walk cost is $35 online at For more information, call 559-624-2382. Music, food, and more will be available at the event.

For its superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery, Kaweah Health is among the top 5 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery. Kaweah Health is the only California affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic, the No. 1 ranked heart program in the U.S. every year since 1995. Through this affiliation, physicians and staff from Kaweah Health and Cleveland Clinic collaborate to improve healthcare services and outcomes by implementing best practices and using data to improve care. Additionally, Kaweah Health offers a full range of cardiovascular services in partnership with local physicians, who can be found at

Kaweah Health is a publicly-owned community healthcare organization that provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia region and Tulare County. With more than 5,000 employees and 700 medical staff, Kaweah Health is committed to meeting the community’s health needs through state-of-the-art medicine, high-quality preventive services and specialized health centers and clinics. For more information, visit or follow Kaweah Health on Twitter and Facebook.