Thousands of runners and walkers became a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. The Mohawk Valley drew a crowd of about 5,000 walkers and runners to Utica College on Saturday, March 6th. Participants helped raise $803,935 at America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk.


“This year, we’re celebrating a milestone,” America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Logistics Chairman. “What started with a few runners has grown into thousands of runners and walkers. We can’t say thank you enough to this amazing community.”


Heartfelt thanks and congratulations go to all of the teams and fundraisers who helped the American Heart Association work toward the mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


Participants who could not make it to the event, or have additional donations to turn in, may turn in money (including matching gift funds) by April 15, 2020 to receive any and all incentives, prizes, club benefits and awards. New this year, participants have until April 15th to choose an incentive prize from the Rewards Center online at Rewards will be shipped directly to participants.


Runners and walkers who raised at least $250 can earn the limited edition 2020 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk t-shirt. If anyone has not already received a t-shirt, they can be picked up at the American Heart Association office located at 125 Business Park Drive in Utica, Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  For more information call 315-580-3964 or visit


During Closing Ceremonies, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced the winner of the Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Sovena and Olivari Olive Oil. The criteria for the award were major changes and/or significant strides towards living a healthier life made by an individual. The 2020 Lifestyle Change recipient was Anne Wightman.


Thank you for all of your support and helping us fight heart disease and stroke!




About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.



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