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About the HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K presented by LifeShare Carolinas:

It is with great privilege that the HEARTest Yard Program and Showmars Restaurants join forces to host the sixth annual HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K presented by LifeShare Carolinas! With a like-minded mission to support Levine Children’s Hospital, we’ve teamed up to maximize our impact and fundraising potential to meet the needs of and care for as many children affected by congenital heart diseases and disorders as possible.

In addition to the 5K, we're hosting a 3-month FUNdraising challenge! From now until race day (Saturday, May 14), see how many donations you can collect. The HEARTest Yard + Showmars Challenge was established as an opportunity to raise additional funds and for our team to stay better connected leading up to race day. We have great prizes for our individual fundraisers as well as one-of-a-kind prizes for our Team fundraisers. Check out our registration page for the details.

When it comes to a child’s heart, getting the best care available is all that matters. With nationally recognized, board-certified pediatric cardiac specialists, the Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children’s Hospital is the preeminent pediatric cardiac center in the region. Levine Children’s Hospital was established in 2007 and offers more than 30 specialized treatments including transplants, cancer care and the highest level of neonatal intensive care in the region. Together, the HEARTest Yard, Showmars and Levine Children’s Hospital are investing in research and education, ensuring the best care for the children of the Carolinas.


Join us Saturday, May 14 for our 5K/Kids Fun Run

Here are the details for the event:

  • 5K (Run/Walk) and Kids Fun Run on the scenic streets of the Queen City
  • Begins at 8:00AM
  • Registration is $35
  • Pre-race activities take place at CMC Myers Park
  • Greg Olsen and family will lead a parade march to the HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K start line on Cumberland Avenue upon completion of the pre-race program
  • Starts and ends at CMC Myers Park
  • Post-race celebration will include a complimentary kid’s fun run, food trucks, refreshments, music, inflatables, and an opportunity to meet the Top Cats and Sir Purr

Be sure to click the button below to Donate, Fundraise, and Register!

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NEW in 2022 - Food Trucks at Post-Race Celebration!

This year we will have food trucks at the post-race celebration. 100 % of proceeds from these food trucks will benefit Levine Children's Hospital. So come and enjoy some great food and drinks by 212 MealsRaw Bites by RisaRico's Acai Bowls and Pour Bus Coffer Trailer.


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