I enjoyed participating in Heart Walk 2018, so when the event was announced for 2019, I quickly signed up. Last year a Hunt Library team was formed after a few of us had already signed up for ERAU, so this time I immediately created the Hunt Library Team and invited my colleagues to join. Due to previous commitments and other reasons, only my boss Suzanne and I could walk. However, Hunt Library staff donated a total of $320 to the American Heart Association.
One of the reasons I like this event is that I get to drive into the infield and even on part of the road course of the Daytona International Speedway, where the event takes place. After parking in the garage area, we signed in and gathered in the Fanzone for snacks, photos, and instructions.
At 6:30 pm the walk began. Suzanne likes to run instead, so as soon as we entered the track on pit road, she jogged off. I joined the crowd of walkers heading down pit road, taking in the sights of the Speedway.
For the next hour I briskly walked around the oval track, again enjoying the rare chance to be on the tarmac of the famous Daytona International Speedway. The weather was perfect.
At the finish back in the Fanzone I found Suzanne. She reported on her run and I described my walk. We grabbed some water and left the Fanzone. Walking to my car, I noticed an open space in front of the row of garages. So I asked the security guard if I could park my car for a quick photoshoot, and he agreed. I parked in front of garages and took several great photos. That completed, I drove back down part of the road course, through the tunnel, and exited the Speedway. A fun and productive Friday night.