Low introductory rates!

HOUMA, LA— Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Heart and Soles Half-Marathon & 5K scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at 7 a.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Presented by Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC), the event will include a half-marathon at 13.1 miles, a two-man relay at 6.55 miles per person and a 5K walk/run at 3.1 miles (which will start one hour later at 8 a.m.).

The race is offering low introductory rates for a limited time: half-marathon at $50, half-marathon relay at $35 per person, and 5K run/walk at $20.

The race has a unique “Red Carpet” finish inside of the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Commemorative award medals will be presented to all half-marathon and relay finishers. Participants and guests are invited to stay for the after-party and awards ceremonies. There will be a $5 admission fee for non-participants over the age of 12.

CIS and TGMC have teamed up to support this event in order to raise funds to provide cardiovascular screenings and education for the community. Proper cardiovascular education and regular screenings are the first steps in preventing cardiovascular disease. And by making healthy lifestyle changes, you can modify your risk factors to reduce your risk for heart disease.

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About Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Founded by Dr. Craig Walker in 1983, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is the largest single specialty cardiology practice in Louisiana. CIS cardiologists represent nearly every specialty in heart and vascular medicine. CIS is a world-leader in preventing, detecting, and treating cardiovascular disease. The institute offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with specialized medical professionals trained in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, prevention services, and lipid management, as well as interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS is also world-renowned for making significant advancements in the development of non-surgical treatments to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). CIS has earned international acclaim as a leader of research, development and education. Dr. Walker is chairman of New Cardiovascular Horizons, the largest medical education meeting of its type. With a team of more than 550 dedicated members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care to communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 16 clinics. CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 32 years of service to south Louisiana. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit

About Terrebonne General Medical Center

Terrebonne General Medical Center, award winning and nationally recognized healthcare organization, has built a reputation based on quality and its initiatives to strengthen the health and wellness of the community. The medical center is a non-profit acute care facility whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare with compassion. TGMC offers a complete range of services such as the Accredited Chest Pain Center which was recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPS) for its world-class cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, a comprehensive Women’s Health Center internationally recognized with top honors as a designated Baby Friendly USA™ hospital- the gold standard in maternity care, outpatient services, surgery center, emergency care services and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC which is nationally accredited with commendation for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) – the gold standard for community-based cancer care. Additionally, TGMC provides the Healthy Lifestyles Center, which offers the Community Sports Institute, Health and Sports Performance, Wellness for Life, Workout 360, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Diabetes Management and Weight Management. TGMC is also designated as a Level One Hospital WellSpot Louisiana facility. For more information on TGMC’s services please visit

Online Registration Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Heart & Soles Half Marathon and 5K. In preparation for the race on Saturday, we have closed online registration. You can still sign up on the day of the race, beginning at 6:00 am on Saturday, November 19th at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center.

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