Walk or run for a healthy heart in Vilamoura

A walk/run to raise awareness about the importance of staying fit to prevent heart problems will take place in Vilamoura on Sunday (April 24).

There will be a 10km race (costing €10) and a free 5km walk to choose from.

Both begin in front of the Tivoli Marina Hotel at 6pm.

Health screenings will be offered before the event, including testings for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.

The event is organised by the Portuguese Society of Cardiology (SPC) alongside Loulé council and the Algarve’s Athletics Association (AAA).

Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator for the Vilamoura Marina.

Anyone can sign up by filling a form at www.aaalgarve.org