Please join us for the Annual Get in Gear 10k, 5k,  2k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, MN to get your wings and become one of Heidi’s Angels!

Heidi Ann McFarlane has been battling an unknown brain injury since June of 2005.  A once active marathon runner, Heidi has been physically incapacitated for more than five years.  Having been in and out of hospitals, nursing homes and group homes since November of 2007, Heidi has recently made her new home at “Tonkawood” operated by REM Hennepin in Minnetonka, MN.  Through ongoing physical and occupational therapy, Heidi continues to battle the odds and is now eating by mouth, operating her power chair, attending yoga classes, managing her Facebook site and challenging anyone who says “she can’t”!

Heidi continues to be a wonderful inspiration to her family and friends, but the strength and determination she continues to demonstrate is nothing short of spectacular.  Heidi and her Angels are incredibly proud of her continued progress and look forward to even greater successes in the year ahead.  Please join us on April 30th to see for yourself!

Show your support and “Get Your Wings” by joining “Heidi’s Angels” at the

Annual Get in Gear Run/Walk at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, MN.

WHAT:   Annual Get In Gear 10k, 5k & 2k Run/Walk

WHERE:  Minnehaha Park | 4801 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

WHEN:   Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | Be sure to arrive early!

2k (1.2 miles) @ 8:00am (30 minute time limit)

5k (3.1 miles) @ 9:20am (1 hour 40 minute time limit)

10k & Half Marathon @ 9:00am (3 hour time limit)

COST:           $15 – $30 (GIG will generously donate a small portion of these proceeds to the Heidi’s Angels Trust.)

REGISTER:        To join “Heidi’s Angels” and register for the Get in Gear run / walk, please click HERE.

Registration Instructions: Click Registration link above > Select from the “Corporate” options for your desired distance, Agree to Waiver, Enter Date of Birth, Enter Name > Agree & Continue > Select Corporate Team Name “Heidi’s Angels” > Complete Registration Form > Complete Billing Info


Heidi’s fight to survive has required great personal and financial sacrifice.  Access to the brightest professionals at the best medical institutions and the appropriate rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities has come at great financial expense.  Based on the rules of our current health care system, Heidi is left with only $90 per month for discretionary spending.  Heidi’s passion for social interaction and leading a fulfilling life far exceeds her budget.

If you would like to show your support for Heidi’s Angels by making an additional financial contribution, click HERE.

To purchase Heidi’s Angels logo apparel and gifts, click HERE.

To learn more about Heidi, visit the Official Home of Heidi’s Angels at

For further details, please contact Rick Lindquist @ or 612.747.5920.