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

America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk

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


For the twenty-first 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.
America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2018
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.

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 2018 an event to remember!

Team Captain

Marissa Finch

Honorary Team Captain 2018

Samantha Miller

Heart Run and Walk
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.

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.

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, M.A.
    Area Coordinator, Student Affairs
    (315) 792-3285
  • Frances G. Lucia
    Activities Adviser/Event Coordinator
    (315) 792-3037
  • Eileen F. Blumenauer, M.Ed.
    Head Women's Soccer Coach
    (315) 792-3051
  • Monica Brown-Hodkinson
    Student Success and Completion Navigator
    (315) 792-2599
  • Elizabeth J. Caraco, B.A.
    Coordinator of Circulation Services
    (315) 792-3218
  • Samantha Miller
    Honorary Captain for Team UC


Office of Marketing and Communications

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