America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk
Heart Run & Walk

America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk

Join us for UC's twentieth consecutive year as host of this exciting charitable event!


America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk 2017
For the twentieth consecutive year, Utica College will open its arms to the community for what has become arguably the most exciting charitable event in central New York -- America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk.

Join us as we welcome nearly 10,000 people putting their legs (and hearts) to work in the fight against heart disease and stroke. With the help of UC students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and neighbors, this event promises to be the most successful to date.

Anyone Can Participate

You don't have to be an athlete to participate in America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk. All you need is the willingness to make a difference in the lives of others. This is an enjoyable event for friends and family, a great bonding opportunity, and an ideal team-building exercise for fellow employees.
Heart Expo


Sign up on Utica College's Team Page.


If you wish to participate as a volunteer, contact Student Activities at (315) 792-3037.

Half Marathon Event

Take part in the  Have a Heart Half Marathon, held in honor of our long-time event director Jim Stasaitis.

Saturday, March 4, 8:00 a.m.
America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is:
  • a nationally recognized event
  • one of the largest run/walks of
    its kind in the country
  • a great opportunity to show your
    community spirit
  • a great time for one and all

Event Goals

The goal of the event is to raise awareness of heart disease and raise more than $1 million toward fighting this terrible disease that is America’s No. 1 killer.

Choice Of Events

America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk features:
  • 30K run
  • 10-mile run
  • 5-mile run
  • 3-mile run
  • 3-mile walk

Whether you walk, run, or volunteer at one of the many stations located along the course, your involvement will help make America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2017 an event to remember!

Team Captain

Marissa Finch

Heart Run and Walk

For More Information

If you are a member of the UC community and wish to join Team UC, contact one of our Team Captains:

  • Marissa Finch, B.S.
    Area Coordinator, Student Affairs
    (315) 792-3285
  • Frances G. Lucia
    Activities Adviser/Event Coordinator
    (315) 792-3037
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) J. Caraco, B.A.
    Coordinator Circulation Svcs
    (315) 792-3218
  • Eileen F. Blumenauer, M.Ed.
    Head Women's Soccer Coach
    (315) 792-3051


Office of Marketing and Communications

(315) 792-3047
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502