St. Joseph Mercy to sponsor 30th annual Heart & Sole Run, Walk and Kids Fun Run

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will sponsor the 30th annual Heart & Sole Run, Walk and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4 at Chelsea High School.  All proceeds from this year’s race will go towards helping expand and enhance the hospital’s tree-lined scenic walking paths with additional routes, lighting and signage.  These investments will help sustain the hospital campus as a safe haven for fitness and wellness for future patients and their families.

The Heart & Sole race will offer several options for this year’s participants including a 2 mile run/walk and a 5K run/walk.  Both are walker friendly and the routes are completely paved.  There will also be a 10k run on a new paved route, and a family-friendly kids fun run.  All races begin and finish in the Chelsea High School parking lot, located just off of Trinkle Rd. in Chelsea.


Start Times:

  • 8:15 a.m. – Kids Fun Run
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10k and 5k
  • 9:00 a.m. – 2 Mile

Online registration for the race is currently open at  For most races, the registration fee for adults (14 years+) is $27 and $15 for youths (13 years and under).  Any child participating in the Kids Fun Run (10 and under) is only $12.  A late fee will be accessed for adult registrations received after 11 p.m. on May 1.

About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 500 physicians.  Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, six operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.

For additional information about SJMC, please visit


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