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HeartChase is coming to Fredericksburg!

Fredericksburg, VA. (Feb. 6, 2012). The American Heart Association's HeartChase, a high tech scavenger hunt among teams of volunteers, is coming to Fredericksburg. The event will be held Sat., March 24 on the campus of the University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg and Williamsburg are the first communities in Virginia to hold a HeartChase event.

In the Fredericksburg event, community volunteers will team up to solve clues and participate in fun non-strenuous fitness "challenges" at checkpoints throughout the UMW campus. The goal of HeartChase is to expand the awareness of heart disease and support the work of AHA.

"Imagine a high-tech scavenger hunt along the lines of The Amazing Race. Teams of friends and co-workers will have a good time and contribute to a life-saving cause," said Lisa Hawksworth, event chairman.

Although the "challenges" to be performed at each check point will remain a mystery, HeartChase tasks in other cities have included building a literal food pyramid, learning a quick, easy exercise routine or finding things in the community that participants never knew existed.

Community members are invited to form teams, contribute to those who have formed teams or help on the day of the event. Teams consist of four-five people. Registrations (which include a t-shirt) received by March 10 will be $25 per adult (18+), $10 per child. After March 10, registration will be $35 per adult, $15 per child.

Major sponsors of HeartChase are BB&T, Mary Washington Healthcare and B101.5 Radio.

For more information, visit http://honor.americanheart.org/HeartChaseFredericksburg or visit HeartChase Fredericksburg on Facebook. For more information, contact Lisa Hawksworth at 540-741-7096, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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