Nearly 600 people participate in the third annual Bellin Health Heart 5K Run/Walk

MARINETTE, Wis. (WFRV) – Officials with Bellin Health say nearly 600 people participated in the annual Bellin 5K Heart Run/Walk on Saturday in Marinette.

According to a release, 597 people, aged from 1 to 95 years old, participated in the annual walk/run that supports heart-healthy activity for families.

Bellin Health officials say the community-centered event featured a 5K, a one-mile community walk, and a children’s run. Before the run, Bellin Health reinforced its commitment to community health by donating an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to the town of Peshtigo.

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Officials report that this is the third straight year in which Bellin brought increased access to life-saving equipment in conjunction with the event as the Town of Peshtigo Fire Department received an AED in 2022 and the Marinette Police Department received a device in 2023.

This event saw the winner of the 5K on the men’s side, Matt Kasten from Menasha, set a new course record with a time of 16:16. Erin Schmitt from Sheboygan reclaimed her title from 2022 on the women’s side with a finish time of 19:39.

The complete results of this event can be found here and the fourth annual Bellin 5K Heart Run/Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 3, 2025.

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