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In an effort to bring heart health awareness to the community, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and the American Heart Association will host the “Go Red, White & Blue” 5k Walk along the Irwin and Stewart Creek greenways on July 12. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at 501 S. Bruns Avenue followed by the walk at 8:30 a.m.

Walkers will have the opportunity to participate in free health screenings and pick up some healthy snacks along the way.

To register, drop by Bette Rae Thomas Recreation center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road, or call 704-432-3048. Registration is $15 until July 7 and $25 after that date. The fee includes a race T-shirt.