Number of 5K runners nearly doubles in second year

Walkers of all ages begin their trek while participating in the American Heart Association 2012 Jefferson City Heart Walk at Memorial Park.

Walkers of all ages begin their trek while participating in the American Heart Association 2012 Jefferson City Heart Walk at Memorial Park. Photo by Kris Wilson.

It was another record year for the Jefferson City Heart Walk.

The event, held Saturday at Memorial Park, saw around 800 participants come out for the walk and approximately $151,000 was raised.

“We’ve come a long way from where we started 16 years ago,” said Becki Collier, corporate events director for the American Heart Association. “That first year, we had ....

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