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Still time left to sign up for HeartChase event Saturday

SALISBURY — You still have time to register for HeartChase.
The American Heart Association’s interactive fundraiser will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the F&M Trolley Barn. For last-minute registration, call Sandy Moore today at 704-279-7291, extension 244.
Salisbury was selected by the American Heart Association as one of 50 cities in the U.S. to launch this new event. This program boasts a creative way to get involved downtown, have a good time and contribute to an important cause.
Registration includes a home-cooked barbecue lunch, T-shirt, the chance to win prizes and a donation to a great cause.
“HeartChase is sort of a cross between the Amazing Race and Minute-To-Win-It — the American Heart Association’s equivalent to Race for a Cure,” said Moore, branch manager of F&M’s Granite Quarry location and co-chair of the Salisbury HeartChase committee. “It’s going to be a memorable event that will make giving back truly fun.”
Teams of two to five people will race around downtown Salisbury competing in activities at checkpoints to earn points and win prizes.
Activities will include anything from doing the limbo to riding a tricycle through a maze to guessing the number of calories in a donut.
Registration for team members is $25 for 18 and older and $15 for younger than 18.
After the race, a barbecue lunch will be provided during the awards ceremony, where teams will be awarded for most points, quickest finish and best team theme. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses — everything from Salty Caper pizza and Greystone spa services to Meroney tickets and photography sessions.
Teams may build a literal food pyramid, learn a quick exercise routine or find things in the community that participants never knew existed.
Rowan Regional Medical Center is the lead sponsor for the event, with F&M Bank and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as presenting sponsors. Additional checkpoint sponsors include Chick-Fil-A, Johnson Concrete, Tilley Harley-Davidson and Caniche.
The planning committee is still accepting last-minute sponsors and contributions for the event. Contact Amy Smith at amy.smith@rowancountync.gov.

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