Join the HeartChase™
A New Pocatello Event
Ever watch Minute to Win It or The Amazing Race and think you might just have what it takes to win? Well on Saturday, June 1, 2013 you and a group of your teammates will have a chance to prove it. Be a part of the first annual PMC sponsored HeartChase, a fun, new, exciting and entertaining event to promote healthy living and support the American Heart Association.
According the American Heart Association, HeartChase is a community-wide competition that involves solving clues, completing activities and taking the challenge. It is an engaging event that is fun for friends and families of all ages. The event sends teams racing to find hidden donations and complete heart-healthy challenges while collecting as many points as possible.
Having this national event in Pocatello is a big deal. Other cities were considered, but with the support of Leadership Pocatello, Regence Blue Cross, Project Filet, Simplot, Zions Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, Jimmy Johns, Gold’s Gym, Idaho Power and PMC, our community was selected as a host city.
Challenges and puzzles will get hearts racing. Teams, comprised of 2-5 members, will have the option to walk or run down the sidewalks and around the Caldwell Park area to finish all 10 checkpoints before heading back to the park to finish the race and see which team has earned the most points along the way.
Along with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners, Spirit Awards will be presented for those who immerse themselves in the fun, so come dressed silly or in team uniforms, or just show spirit to be awarded a prize.
Cardiovascular disease and stroke are our nations #1 and #3 killers and many of these problems can be reduced or even eliminated with healthy living, exercise and healthy lifestyle habits. No one gets healthy by accident, so gear up, get involved and be a part of the healthy solution for everyone.
The two to five member teams should include a leader, an individual who is motivated, adventuresome and good at bringing people together. Other members should be skilled at solving puzzles as some challenges require smart problem-solving savvy. Finally, at least one member of the team will need a fully charged smart phone. At the start of the race, participants will download the HeartChase App and it will be used throughout the game. This is one race where problem solving and know-how just may trump speed and agility.
While teams won’t know exactly what the challenges are until the game is actually played, challenges may include a series of clues that need to be deciphered and players may discover hidden donations along the path that can add points to their totals.
The event will kick off at 10 am on Saturday, June 1 at Caldwell Park, located at the intersection of 8th and Center Street in Pocatello. Registrants will get a t-shirt and each member of the team is expected to raise $100 to participate. Teams that wish to reach the VIP status will be required to raise a minimum of $1000 per team and will receive a healthy breakfast, unique VIP t-shirts, quicker check-in times, special bonuses and lots of fun extras on game day. Bonus points will be awarded to any participant who attends the HeartChase Team Kick-off Party at 6:00pm on May 15th at Caldwell Park.
To register your team for the PMC HeartChase, visit www.heartchase.org, click on Join the Chase and sign on to be a part of this exciting new Pocatello event. An online Owner’s Manual will provide your Volunteer Leader with the information and tools they need to achieve the ultimate HeartChase™ experience.
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