You could do a 25 km, 50 km or 75 km bike ride or a 5km walk ... I did the walk. There were about 12,000 bikers and 2,000 walkers.
It started and ended at the Enercare Building.
I checked in and got my teeshirt and bib.
|My bib ... my father passed away from a heart attack in 1971|
A buffet meal was served before and after the event.
There were lots of things to check out.
|I ran into a former colleague, Liz ... nice surprise to see her!|
The walk started at 10am. Alan Frew of Glass Tiger was on stage as we headed out.
There were lots of friendly volunteers along the way. This fella was handing out balloon hearts.
And we're off!
|We walked through Exhibition Place|
|One km done!|
|We went down the ramp onto the Gardiner ... and a band was playing|
|The water was appreciated|
|We headed east along the Gardiner|
|The "We the North" sign was a popular photo opp|
|The turnaround point|
|Snacks and juice|
|Heading west at the turnaround point|
|Three kms done!|
|And the band was still playing|
|Back in Exhibition Place|
|Four kms done ... one more to go!|
|The finish line is in view!|
Alan Frew was still on stage when we returned.
Everyone received a medal.
I would have done a 5km walk today regardless (to get my daily 10,000 steps done) so doing it for the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart made it that much better! I look forward to doing it again next year!