Runners, walkers, and Expo visitors will see a few changes at this year’s America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. Heart Weekend is coming up on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at Utica College. Here is a look at what’s new and different this year:

  • Parking for the Healthy For Good Expo on Friday, March 2nd will be available at one location. Expo participants should park at the American Heart Association office at 125 Business Park Drive in Utica. Free shuttle buses will be available throughout the Expo, which runs from 9am-7pm.
  • Registration for the Kids Heart Challenge obstacle course, sponsored by AmeriCU Credit Union, will be available online or at the Challenge. The Kids Heart Challenge will be held at Valley Gymnastics after the Expo at 7pm. Parents can register their kids ahead of time at www.UticaHeartRunWalk.org, or at Valley Gymnastics at 6:30pm.
  • Shuttle bus routes will be streamlined on Saturday, March 3rd. Parking will be available at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the American Heart Association in the Utica Business Park, as well as Utica National Insurance Group and National Grid. Parking will no longer be available at Sangertown Square.
  • The 10-mile run is back this year. The run will start at the corner of Route 291 and Irish Road in Stittville, as it has in the past.

The WIBX Heart Radiothon, sponsored by Slocum-Dickson Medical Group, P.L.L.C.; WKTV Heart Telethon, sponsored by UFCW Local One; 30K run; three-and-five-mile runs; and the three-and-five-mile walks will return as usual.

Participants can find all of this information at www.UticaHeartRunWalk.org, or by calling the American Heart Association at (315) 580-3964.

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