Follow Your Heart 5k

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Tomorrow is race day and we can’t wait!   Rain or shine we are ready to have some fun!


The Follow Your Heart 5K race packet pickup will be held Friday, March 17 from noon to 2pm and then again from 4pm to 6pm at First Baptist Church in downtown Monroe, NC.

109 W Morrow Ave, Monroe, NC 28112

** Please go to the back of the church and packet pickup will be in the gym.


You can still register for the event!  Online registration is closed but you can register at Packet Pickup today and you can also register tomorrow  morning before the race.



The 3rd annual Heart for Monroe – Follow Your Heart 5k takes place on March 18, 2017 at 8:00am in Downtown Monroe!  The event brings the community together to address hunger, homelessness, education, and relationships in our area.

Your registration fee goes directly to providing Title 1 schools in Union County with essential items they may not be able to afford otherwise. You would be supporting the students and teachers of Benton Heights Elementary, East Elementary, Walter Bickett Elementary, Monroe Middle and Monroe High.

By running or walking, you will also support Turning Point, the Union County Community Shelter, as well as UCPS students that are in need of beds.

The race will be officially timed and the course will be USATF certified.

WHEN: March 18, 2017 at 8:00am (Downtown Monroe at the Union County Courthouse between Jefferson St & Main St)

WHO: Race is open to all ages including runners and walkers.


  • $25 for students and teachers
  • $30 standard registration with a cotton t-shirt
  • $35 upgrade registration with a performance tee
  • $25 donate a race package for a Title 1 student
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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Sponsor a child/student from a Title 1 school in Union County. Each student that participates in the race will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: A string bag, race t-shirt, and finisher’s medal.