After opening announcements led by emcee Deb Miles of B100, walkers began their trek down the Pumpkinvine Trail.
The Heart and Stroke walk offered both a Miracle Mile distance and a 5k, for those who wished to walk a little farther.
Some walkers carried fake torches to remember loved ones who have lost their battles with the disease or survivors who continue to live with them.
This is your day to celebrate, to remember, Miles
Let your torch burn bright.