Funky Heart 5k

Runners and walkers hit the pavement to provide hope and support to families of children dealing with congenital heart defects.

This family friendly event is fun for the whole family and dedicated runners, casual walkers and kids of all ages can participate. Proceeds support the programs of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA) of Michigan.


7:00 AM: Registration
8:15 AM: Kids Zone Activities
8:30 AM: 5k Race Begins
9:45 AM: Mile Walk Begins


2019 Funky Heart 5k
Riverside Park
2001 Monroe Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49316


Participate in the 2019 Funky heart by attending the race, creating a fundraising team or racing virtually.

Packet Pickup

Race packets can be picked up at Gazelle Sports, 3930 28th Street, Grand Rapids from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday, September 20th. Race packets can also be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 7:00 am.

The Course

The 5k and Mile Walk will be on the paved paths in Riverside Park.  Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on both courses. If you can’t join us, you can run the race virtually wherever you are.  We will send your shirt and finisher medal to the address you provide.

Timing and Awards

The 5k will be chip-timed.  There will be age-group awards for the top male and female finishers.  The Mile Walk will not be timed.

Tees and Finisher Medals

All 5k and Mile Walk participants registered before September 1st will receive a long sleeve cotton shirt or short sleeve technical shirt. All registered participants will receive a custom finisher medal.  For those registering after September 1st, shirts and medals will be available until supplies run out.  Registrants can participate in both the 5k and Mile Walk for one registration fee, but participants will receive only one shirt and one medal.

Why The Funky Heart Is Important

Want to show your support by helping out at this years Funky Heart? We’re currently seeking volunteers!