Lawyers Have Heart 10K Registration is Open
By Roxana Hoveyda
April 29, 2009
For the Washington Running Report
Runners hurry to the finish in last Year's event.
Now in its nineteenth year, the Lawyers Have Heart 10K (LHH) has earned a reputation as a Washington, DC tradition. Every year, it brings together top law firms and their vendors, elite athletes, runners, and walkers -- of all levels of experience -- to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. During the last decade, Lawyers Have Heart has raised more than $5 million to benefit the American Heart Association to further its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The race, presented by Legal Placements, Incorporated, falls on June 13 and begins and ends at the Washington Harbour at Georgetown in the District.
This year the event staff aims to have the largest running field yet, topping the more than 5,500 runners and walkers who hit the streets last year. The race runs along the Potomac, through Georgetown, and past historic sites. Race day events include the 10K run which kicks of at 8:00 a.m., the Fun Walk at 8:05 a.m. and the Finish Line Festival at the Washington Harbour. Following the race, runners and spectators can enjoy refreshments, music, giveaways, and prizes provided by friends and sponsors of Lawyers Have Heart. To register and for more information on the event, runners can visit www.runlhh.org/register.htm.
Though runners are encouraged to raise funds for the American Heart Association, it is not a requirement. Since 1997 the American Heart Association's Mid Atlantic Affiliate has awarded more than $7.7 million to fund life-saving researchers. The Lawyers Have Heart 10K event offers an easy way for individuals or teams to raise funds. Online fundraising can be accessed through the "Make a Donation" link on the LLH Web site.
Last year Lawyers Have Heart race raised more than $574,000 to support lifesaving cardiovascular research. The packet pickup location has changed this year to City Sports located at 1111 19th street, NW in the District. Lawyers and the running community are also invited to train for free every other Tuesday with City Sports. City Sports is offering special team shopping discounts. To learn more e-mail City Sports.
Last year's winners were Steven Crane with a blistering 31:22 and Genet Gebretinsae with 35:57. Liliana Baron of Potomac was the masters female winner with a time of 40:27. Top masters male went to Mark Stickley of Winchester, VA with a time of 33:51. Rick Frank, Esq. won the prize for individual with the Biggest Heart. The firm with the Biggest Heart Honor went to Dow Lohnes PLLC for the 11th year in a row. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP ran away with the Team with the Biggest Heart prize.
Read last year's Race Report.
About Lawyers Have Heart
Lawyers Have Heart (LHH) was founded more than nineteen years ago by two Washington lawyers: Richard Frank, Founder and Senior Principal of Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC; and Alan Raul, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP. During the last decade, LHH has raised more than $5 million to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). Please visit the Lawyers Have Heart Web site.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy, and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org
About the American Stroke Association
The goal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is to reduce disability and death from stroke through research, education and advocacy. In its 2006-07 fiscal year, the association invested more than $152 million to fight stroke. To learn more, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit strokeassociation.org