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World Heart Day Challenge

We challenge you to walk, run or bike a heart shape in your city. Whatever distance you make, every step counts for your heart health. We want to see as many hearts, in as many cities as possible by 29 September 2022. Whether alone or in a group, create your heart shape and share it with others.


Plan Your Route

Plan out a route to create your best heart shape where you are


Complete Your Challenge

Whether you prefer to walk, run or cycle, complete your heart


Submit Your Heart Route

You can use Strava to record, save and share your route, or upload a photo or screenshot by using our online form

Challenge Wall

Take a look at the heart shape routes created around the world, get involved by adding your own.

Walk a heart @World Heart Summit
Geneva, Switzerland
Walk a heart

Did you know it only takes 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, five days a week, to improve and maintain your health? Adults (aged 18-65) and seniors (65+) should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, or at least 75 minutes of high-intensity physical activity, every week. Children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity every day.

Try to make exercise a regular part of your life: use the stairs instead of the lift, get off the bus a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way. Being active is also a great way to relieve stress and control your weight, which are both risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Get Involved

Get Involved

We challenge you to walk, run or cycle a heart shape in your city. Plan your heart-shaped route and share it to put your heart on the map!

Upload a Route

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