Friday, December 31, 2010

2nd Annual Ethan's Run: Hope for Heart Defects

The Event is back!  It is Saturday February 12, 2011.  1/2 Marathon, 10K, Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast and Kids Zone.  There is something for everyone!

Kids Zone (bigger and better) 2 jump houses, an inflatable game, rock wall, face painting, and cotton candy.  Children 4 and older will be $5 this year and that includes both the Fun Run and unlimited Kids Zone.  All CHD kids are free (just show us your zipper).
Pancake Breakfast $5 or $20 per family.  It will be provided by a scouting organization and proceeds go to Ethan's Run
Fun Run is 1.3 miles.  We encourage friends and family of heart warriors to band together to represent thier loved one.
10K is the same route as last year and chip timed!
1/2 Marathon goes through Las Sendas then out to McDowell road, around north east Mesa, and finishes back in Las Sendas.  This 1/2M is also chip timed and in process of certification.

Please go to or to register and get more information.
Or email me with any questions

There is also an Ethan's Run CALIFORNIA
My dear friend is putting it on in Menifee, CA  April 30, 2011*  (10k and fun run)
You can register at or via

Please help spread the word and raise CHD awareness!
Sometimes I question myself for putting on this event b/c of the time it takes, not only my families part, but all the volunteers as well.  Then I get word of another little precious CHD baby (Ella) who loses her life to a complex defect and I am reminded of the purpose, the cause, and my little Ethan. . . We are grateful we can put on this event.  And THANK YOU to all those who make it possible!


Summer said...

You are amazing!!! Thank you for ALL you do!!!

Mason's Mommy

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

Heidi, I so wish I could be there! My friends Leah (who's daugther Avery suffered from defects) and my friend Jenn will be there. Good luck with it, you're amazing!

Brittany said...

Wow. you are pretty much a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I work that weekend.... BUMMER! But good luck. That is great you have added a 1/2! That is what I am most sad about.

Lily's Mama! said...

Hey Heidi, I won't be able to make the run but I wanted to talk to you about putting together a fundraiser on top of the run.

I work at Chili's over by the Paradise Valley mall and we host fundraiser nights. I can give you more information about it if you are inteseted. You can email me back or call me, or 623-498-9631.

Hope all is well.

Amy said...

Hi Heidi. I'm Ella's Mommy.
Thank you so much for all the hard work you're putting in for Ethan's Run. Several of my family members, including me and Ella's Daddy are participating. Since I'm recovering from a c-section and haven't exercised in about two months, I'm just doing the one mile fun run (er, ahem, walk). But I am so, SO grateful to have the event to look forward to so that we can help give back some of the generosity and love that has been shown to us.
Please know how much we appreciate you!

And also, thank you for mentioning my little girl on your blog. You are truly amazing and my heart is touched.

Jeremy and Emily said...

I really wish we could be there for the run this year. I'm sure it will be great! It's such an awesome thing you're doing!