State of the Heart Care 5K set for April 2 at Eldora Speedway


ROSSBURG – State of the Heart Care will hold the nonprofit agency’s third annual Heart & Sole 5K on April 2 at Eldora Speedway.

Proceeds from the 5k will be used to provide support to the agency’s Care Center at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. The Hospice Care Center is for patients from all of the communities served by the agency.

“Eldora Speedway is a great home for our event, and we hope to see it continue to grow this year,” said Erica Wentworth, race director and business development specialist for State of the Heart Care. “The great thing about this event is it draws in not only runners but individuals and families that wish to walk the course are welcome and can still support a great cause.”

With offices in Greenville, Coldwater and Portland, Indiana, State of the Heart cares for patients in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness. The agency opened the Care Center in 2013.

The cost to enter is $20 and with this participants get a tech shirt. It is $15 if participants do not want the shirt. For children 14 and younger the cost is $12 with a shirt and $5 without. These prices are good if entered before March 18. After that date, the price is $25 per adult and the pricing stays the same for children. Wentworth said that shirts could not be guaranteed after March 18.

“There will be plenty of post-race refreshments and door prizes,” Wentworth said. “We will have cash prizes for the top three overall male and female finishers. We will also have a cash prize for every first place age division finisher.”

The event is open to both runners and walkers, and strollers are also welcome. Those interested in participating can find registration forms to mail in on the State of the Heart website, or register online at

The Heart & Sole 5k is the second race in the Darke County Wellness Challenge. For information about the challenge, go to

Any businesses interested in sponsoring the race or for any race day questions, contact Wentworth at [email protected] or 937-548-2999.

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