HOUMA, LA — Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) are presenting the 4th Annual Houma Heart and Soles Half-Marathon & 5K on Saturday, November 16 at 7 a.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

The event will include a half-marathon race at 13.1 miles, a two-man relay at 6.55 miles per person and a 5K walk/run at 3.1 miles. The race has a unique “Red Carpet” finish inside of the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

To register, view the new routes, find training guides, or learn about hotel accommodations, visit www.tgmc.com/halfmarathon. Pre-registration and discounted rates will end on Friday, October 4. Race fees vary based on race distance.

Participants are invited to stay after the race to enjoy great music and food from local vendors. An awards ceremony will be held for top finishers, and all half-marathon finishers will receive a medal to commemorate their accomplishment.

Other event features will include:

  • Chip device to time each participant; live results immediately posted
  • Photo Booth
  • Social media updates for friends and family
  • Video of your red carpet finish
  • Custom photograph along the route

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

About Cardiovascular Institute of the South

CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine. With a team of nearly 500 dedicated team members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 14 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 nearly 30 years of service to south Louisiana. For more information about CIS, please visit www.cardio.com.

About Terrebonne General Medical Center

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has a built a reputation based on quality, and is a nationally recognized healthcare organization. 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 world-class cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, a comprehensive women’s center, rehabilitation center, 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. For more information, please visit www.tgmc.com.

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