At the Portuguese Congress of Cardiology (CPC) 2019, the 4th edition of the Heart Race will be held on April 27th, at 6:00 p.m., in the Vilamoura Marina. As it is designed by the Portuguese Society of Cardiology, it is intended with this test to promote cardiovascular health by changing behaviors and invite the entire population to adopt healthy living habits that include the practice of sport and regular physical activity.
This year we have again the 10Km race and the 5Km walk. The course was designed so that the participants can enjoy the magnificent landscapes of Vilamoura.
And because for the Portuguese Society of Cardiology the prevention of sudden death is a priority this test will be preceded by a "Mass Training" in basic life support, a large-scale cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, where all participants of the race / walk are automatically enrolled and are invited to participate. A cardiovascular resuscitation kit will be provided free of charge, which included a human resuscitation model and instructions that you can take home to train with family and friends.
The previous editions of the Heart Race were a success, with the participation of hundreds of congressmen and public in general who filled the streets of Vilamoura and Salgados with the vivid colors of the race and with their joy and vibrant enthusiasm.