The American Heart Association's Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race Adds $20,000 in Prize Money for the First Time in its 28-year History

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Elite and Club runners to participate in annual philanthropic race in support of the American Heart Association’s Mission

"With the addition of prize money, we hope to be able to raise even more money for the mission,” said Jennifer Siler, Director, Lawyers Have Heart. “It will bring new elite and club runners to the race and more supporters to our cause.”

The American Heart Association is excited to announce that its Lawyers Have Heart 10K will offer $20,000 in prize money as part of its June 9, 2018 race at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown.

“With the addition of prize money, we hope to be able to raise even more money for the mission,” said Jennifer Siler, Director, Lawyers Have Heart. “It will bring new elite and club runners to the race and more supporters to our cause.” Since its creation, Lawyers Have Heart has raised over $12 million to benefit the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Lawyers Have Heart, the premier athletic philanthropic event led by the greater Washington DC legal community, is one of DC’s largest 10K races and historically brings over 6500 runners and walkers. The 10K race is USATF certified and Pacers serves as the official race timer. The event also features a 5K race and a walk for participants of all fitness levels.

Eric Reicin, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC and MorganFranklin, Inc., and Emily Wang Murphy, Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, are this year’s co-chairs.

“I am honored to lead the 28th Annual Lawyers Have Heart with Emily Murphy and to build on our past success with this enhancement to the elite runner divisions that offers prize money to the top six women and top six men elite runners in the 10K race and other prize categories for its masters’ division, open-non-elite division and for the top scoring running tri-club,” said Reicin.

“This event is an annual tradition and brings together lawyers, runners and just about everyone to save lives in our community and beyond.” said Murphy.

To be eligible for the elite prize money, runners must register no later than May 18, 2018. The elite field will run in advance of the general 10K/5K. To express interest, send your running resume to Jennifer Siler (Jennifer.siler(at)heart.org) and George Banker (monkbank(at)comcast.net). For information on the event visit: http://www.lawyershaveheartdc.org.
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