2018 American Heart Association Treasure Valley Heart & Stroke Walk


Event Details


The 2018 Treasure Valley Heart & Stroke Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.  One in three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease.  About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease.  About half of Americans (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors.

Join our Injury Care EMS team tat Kleiner Park in Meridian for the 2018 Treasure Valley Heart & Stroke Walk, in support of reducing heart disease and stroke. Family and friends are welcome to attend this community event fit for all abilities and ages.  Each lap equals a mile. You receive a heart each time you complete a lap. We want 10,000 hearts accumulated this year!  Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!

Day of the Walk -Event Schedule

  • 5:00 PM – Celebration Area Opens with music from The Big Wow Band  
  • 5:30 PM – Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:30 PM – Heart Walk begins
  • 8:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long is the walk?
The Heart Walk is a 5K or 3.1 mile non competitive walk.

Are there any kids activities?
Yes! A Kids Zone will be available

Are dogs allowed?
Yes, leashed dogs are allowed and water bowls will be available for drinking.

Will food be provided?
There will be a food tent in the festival area for all participants with light refreshments.

Will water be available?
Yes, there is one water station along the walk route and one within the festival area.

Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms are located at the event expo site.

Is the event handicap accessible?
Yes, the route is handicap accessible.

Are strollers allowed on the path?
Strollers are allowed.

What if it rains on the day of the event?
The Heart Walk will go on rain or shine. In the event of severe weather conditions we will notify participants via the website about the status of the event.