3rd Annual

Cristian's Big Heart

5K Run Walk

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    Welcome to the
    Cristian's Big Heart 5k Race

    Cristian’s Big Heart 5k celebrates the life of Cristian Acosta-Flores who passed away on September 1, 2014, one day shy of his 19th birthday. Cristian’s life was cut tragically short due to complications from an undiagnosed enlarged heart.

    The name Cristian's Big Heart 5k sheds light on this important health issue but also reminds his friends and family of the way Cristian loved and lived. His Big Heart always lent a hand, encouraged others, and cared deeply for those around him. And when you ask people how they remember Cristian they will say, “We remember Cristian for always giving and making people laugh."

  • Become A Sponsor!

    Help us make a difference in a kid's life. Visit our sponsors page and see how you can be part of this cause!

  • Come Run With Us!

    JOIN US August 27th as we celebrate Cristian’s life, continue his legacy, raise awareness, and fundraise for “Screen your Teen,” a local heart screening program for teenagers in San Diego run by the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation.

    The 5k finish line area will be an Expo with games for kids, inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, and more!

Thank you so much for participating in the Eric Paredes Save a Heart Save a Life 5K!

Each year we host Cristian's Big Heart 5K to raise money for the Eric Paredes save a life foundation. All proceeds from our 5K go directly to the Eric Paredes foundation. To date we have donated over $92,000 towards FREE Heart Screenings.

Please sign up to receive updates about Cristians Big Heart 5k coming up this summer as we continue raising awareness and money for FREE heart screenings to San Diego’s Teens.

Location: Rohr Park

4548 Sweetwater Rd

Bonita, CA 91902