2016 Heart Hero Hustle - Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation

2016 Heart Hero Hustle

Join us for LPCF’s inaugural Heart Hero Hustle! This event is a partnership with Ascension 4-H/LSU AgCenter and will be held on April 2, 2016, at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. It includes a 5k, 1-mile fun run, and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Walk. Runners of all ages will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the course around the lake. Men, women, boys and girls are invited to participate. This is a non-competitive race, but a clock will be posted at the finish line for runners to check their times. Every finisher will receive a custom Heart Hero Hustle medal. Louisiana’s first Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Walk featuring heart families from all over the state will take place immediately after the 1-mile fun run ends. Food and drinks will be available as well as post-race activities and entertainment for children. Wear red and blue or superhero attire to show your support for the cause! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation.

Online race registration is now closed! We have nearly 300 runners! View the two course maps below. View the list of participants at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Gonzales/HeartHeroHustle . Registration will be available on-site beginning at 7:15 am, but you will not be guaranteed your preferred t-shirt size. Bring exact cash ($25.00) or a check made out to LPCF for faster processing. Packet pickup will take place on:

  • Thursday, March 31, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the LPCF office located at 3084 Westfork Drive, Suite B in Baton Rouge
  • Friday, April 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the LSU AgCenter Office Building at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales

***If you are ONLY participating in the CHD Awareness Walk, registration is not required. We are selling Heart Hero Hustle t-shirts prior to the event to be worn to the walk. These are the same t-shirts that come with the 5k and 1-mile fun run registration, so if you’re registered for one of those events, you’ll receive a t-shirt in your race packet. The deadline to order t-shirts was Monday, March 21. A select number of t-shirts will be sold at the event, but sizes will be limited. Prices are $15/adults and $12/kids or babies. 

To pre-register a high school athlete for a heart screen, RSVP with the child’s name, age, and school to Kelee King at [email protected] AND download the consent forms below to complete before your arrival. Be sure to bring the forms with you on the day of the event! High school students who play any school or club sport in addition to cheerleaders, dance, flag or band members, and even mascots should get screened.


7:15 am- Check-in begins

8:00 am- 5k begins

9:00 am- 1-mile Fun Run begins

9:45 am- CHD Walk begins (group photo after)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm- Heart Screens, relax & enjoy activities!

After the CHD Walk ends, we will take a large group photo. Jambalaya, drinks and sweets will be available until supplies last. Face-painting, balloon art, inflatables, princesses, superheroes and games/crafts will also be provided. Two photographers will be on-site throughout the event. Tables and chairs will be set up under tents, or bring a picnic blanket to set out by the lake if you’d like!


  • Ochsner Hospital for Children
  • Santa Fe Restaurants
  • Volks Constructors
  • Chick-fil-A College Drive
  • Air Control Engineering- Warren & Vicky Schnebelen
  • Ross Downing Buick GMC Cadillac
  • Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
  • PediaTrust
  • Giraphic Prints
  • GNC Live Well/CC Sport Health LLC
  • The Pediatric Place
  • Performance Chiropractic
  • GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Campus Federal
  • Jancy Amedee
  • Road ID
  • Roland’s Rockin’ Cajun Show 100.7 FM
  • Bounce N’ Around Inflatables BR

In-Kind Donors

  • Butterfly Dreams Photography
  • Bobby Mayo Photography
  • Advanced Audio & Greg Smith
  • Maddie Claire Custom Party Designs
  • LeBlanc’s Food Stores (Gonzales)
  • Pot & Paddle (Gonzales)
  • David & Susan Derstine
  • Varsity Sports- Jenny Peters
  • Tommie & Cheryl Burns
  • Fresh Pickens Produce Market (Coursey)
  • United Rentals (Gonzales)
  • Rene’s Trucking Inc./South Louisiana Fill Materials LLC