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Virtual Riebe Run
October 10 – 18, 2020
“Live in the moment and never give up” – Greg’s motto was also his way of life. He inspired others by exuding a positive outlook and forever smile.
In past years, Kate Riebe has organized a 5k run/walk in memorial for her late husband, Greg Riebe. While we can’t be together in-person this year due to COVID-19, we still have the opportunity to honor Greg’s life and the power to raise funds to improve the heart health of future generations.
Please join us as we go virtual! At your convenience, over the week of October 10 – October 18, participate in your own 5k walk/run or family fun run and donate to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF). 100% of proceeds will go to MHIF, which is changing the way cardiovascular disease is prevented, identified and treated in Minnesota and around the world. Learn more about MHIF’s work here.
If you participated in Riebe Run in the past and received a t-shirt, please wear the shirt again this year and share in social media posts – more details below.
Greg was an amazing father, friend, and active participant in the Twin Cities running scene. Sadly, his life was cut short due to a sudden and unexpected heart condition. He had a rare, genetic form of heart disease called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ARVD) that he did not know he had; he had no signs or symptoms.
After Kate’s husband Greg passed away because of an undetected genetic heart condition, she became a passionate advocate for heart health. She, along with some of Greg’s friends, started the Riebe Run in 2016 to honor Greg and raise money for the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Kate and Greg’s two children look forward to celebrating their Dad with the annual Riebe Run. Kate hopes that the Riebe Run will bring awareness to genetic heart conditions and that the funds raised will support MHIF’s heart disease research and education.
Let’s Get Social!
Share your 5k photos and spread the message about the Riebe Run! If you have a t-shirt from previous year, please feel free to wear it.
Follow MHIF social accounts (below) and the Riebe Run Facebook account, and tag us!
Use the hashtags: #RiebeRun #MHIF #ARVD