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The 15th Annual Heart & Lung Run – August 17FMC Heart & Lung Run

190 people participated in the 2023 Heart & Lung Run and more than $21,000 was raised for the Cardiovascular Fund. In addition, The Ed Readman Award was presented to Ron Brame, who is a graduate of cardiopulmonary rehab at FMC. Ron is a dedicated participant in the Heart & Lung Run and enjoys every opportunity to connect with his care team.

“We never want patients to have to make a choice between their health and their finances. Their job is to concentrate on getting healthy, not to worry about whether or not they can afford to get healthy.”

– Stephanie Young, FMC Cardio Fitness Supervisor

Heart & Lung Run Race Details

Date, Time and Location:

  • Date: August 17, 2024
  • Check-in: 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Start time: 8 a.m.
  • Location: Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing St.
    (Near corner of N. Ewing and Main St.)

New this year – TEAM Sign Ups (see below)

  • Race Options and Pricing:

    • 5K walk/run student price: $25
    • 5K walk/run regular price: $30*
    • 10K run regular price: $35*
    • Children ages 12 and under: $0 (does not include shirt or timing chip)
      • For team information, see “start or join a team” – teams are a great way to help us raise more money for the Cardiovascular Fund!
    • *Early registration ends on August 5. After early registration ends, prices increase by $5, and shirts are not guaranteed.

    Online registration closes August 15 – but don’t worry! In-person registration will remain available at packet pick up on Friday and prior to races on Saturday. 


    To register by mail, print and fill out this form and send it to: FMC Foundation, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130

  • Team Registration – Grow Your Give

    Starting or joining a Heart & Lung Run Team is a great way to give even more support. As a team, you can choose to raise additional funds and invite your friends, family, neighbors and friends of friends to join your team. The team with the most fundraising dollars (team entry fees + donations) will get to choose a participant to sound the horn at the start of the race. Teams will also be featured on our FMC Foundation event website and on social media.

    Teams are also encouraged to stand out from the other race participants. Start planning now! Remember that you will already be receiving shirts with early sign-ups. Other ideas for team wear include adding: hats, tutus, ribbons, buttons, fun socks, leis, etc. Get creative and have fun! Team pictures will be taken the morning of the race.

    Fairfield Medical Center does not endorse vendors.


    How to Start or Join a Team:

    The person who starts a team will be that team’s captain. Captains will be responsible for managing the team’s roster, communication regarding team activities (fundraising, dress day of event, etc.), picking up and distributing packets for team members, meeting locations and organizing team signage on the morning of the race. Captains can manager their team roster through their account on Run Signup.

    To join a team, you will need the name of your captain and the team you are joining.

    Building Team Spirit:

    • Create your own team name that signifies your spirit and unique qualities.
    • Organize your team dress code to stand out from the other runners.
    • Make posters, banners or flags to carry on race day.
    • Take a team photo on race day in the Team Photo Area.
    • Plan a post-race party to celebrate your accomplishments!
    • Promote friendly competitions between different teams.
    • Use this Toolkit to access race logos and sharable information.

    All proceeds benefit the Cardiovascular Fund through the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation. Some proceeds from this fund are used to improve access to cardiac and pulmonary rehab for qualifying patients on their path to healing.

    How to Contribute – By Mail

    • Please make checks payable to FMC Foundation with “Heart & Lung” on the memo line and send to: FMC Foundation, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster, OH 43130
    • We ask you to provide your contact information, the name of the team or individual you’d like to support if applicable, and note if this gift is a tribute or memorial gift.
    • FMC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You will receive an acknowledgment of your contribution for tax purposes. If you have any questions about contributing to the FMC Foundation Cardiovascular Fund, you may contact them at

    Fundraising Ideas

    • Join a team! The easiest way to start your fundraising is by getting your friends and family involved.
    • More runners = more entry fees = more dollars for the Cardiovascular Fund. Ask your friends and family to join your team or join you on race day.
    • Ask a local business or individual to sponsor your team.
    • Blast the info through email and on social media! This Toolkit has everything you need to help your efforts.
    • Leading up to the event, ask for calendar donations by sponsoring your workout to prepare for the run.
    • Set up a Venmo or other type of collection site for donations.
    • Collect per minute or per mile donations.

What’s Included:

  • Race shirt
  • Timing chip
  • Awards by distance, gender and age group
  • The satisfaction of supporting your community!

All Ages Welcome:

  • Children 12 and under may participate for free, but will not receive a race shirt or timing chip. Youth-sized shirts are available with paid registration.

Race Packet Pick Up

  • Packet and shirt pick up is available on Friday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. just inside FMC’s Main Entrance at 401 N. Ewing St.
  • If you are unable to pick up your order during this time, race packets will be available the morning of the race. Please visit race check-in before 8 a.m.

See 2023 Race Results  See2023  Race Photos

We Want to Hear From You Help us Improve and Grow in 2024

As runners, walkers and proud supporters of health, your opinion matters. What changes would you like to see to the Heart & Lung Run in 2024? We’re listening.

Supporting Healing and Health Tim's Story

Tim GrahamTim Graham, then 61, will be the first to tell you that he’s no stranger to miracles. He is a cancer survivor and, in November 2018, he became the proud and humbled recipient of the ultimate gift: a new heart.

Months later, he received another life-changing gift – the opportunity to participate in 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation, with minimal expense, through the Heart & Lung Fund at Fairfield Medical Center.

“I’m very thankful for this program and the Heart & Lung Fund,” said Tim, who attended cardiac rehabilitation three times a week. “It’s amazing the amount of people FMC helps.”


Learn more about Tim’s story