Two young men holding Operation Heart 5K sign

On Your Mark: Operation Heart 5K on Saturday


by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

The annual Operation Heart 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. on Cedarville’s Elvin R. King Cross Country Course. This year the proceeds will help fund local senior citizen gym memberships at Cedarville University’s fitness center.

Same-day registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the cross country course and is $20, cash only, with no shirt included.

Operation Heart is an initiative of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), which advocates for healthy hearts. It is co-chaired by Caraline Watkins and Brianne Potter, who are second year Cedarville profession pharmacy students.

Along with sponsoring gym memberships, Operation Heart will team up with other APhA-ASP initiatives to coordinate free health screenings. Last year, a screening was set up at Bridges of Hope, a homeless shelter in Xenia, Ohio, located in the former Simon Kenton Elementary School.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit