America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 is different than ever before, including its Health Expo. Both events are digital this year.
The Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness takes place May 10 – May 14, on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. People who have registered for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will also receive daily emails about the week’s activities.
There is a different theme for each day of the Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness. Sponsors are offering interactive tips that people can use to improve their health in the week leading up to America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, also a digital event, on Saturday, May 15. Participants can still register for Saturday’s event at UticaHeartRunWalk.org.
“Health and safety of the residents of the Mohawk Valley have been our No. 1 priority as we have figured out what the Health Expo and America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will look like this year,” said Steve Gassner, administrative officer at Mohawk Valley Water Authority, logistics chair for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk and chair of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association in the Mohawk Valley. “We’re honored that sponsors continued to support the American Heart Association, and that we have created some fun and interactive experiences so that people can focus on their health the week before America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk.”
These are the themes during the Week of Wellness:
- Eat Smart Motivational Monday
- Art with Heart Tuesday
- Move More Wednesday
- Mindfulness Thursday
- Financial Wellness Friday
“The Week of Wellness includes events that run from a coloring contest for kids, to nutrition tips, to a self-care seminar,” said Alen Mukic, general manager of Carbone Honda Yorkville and chair of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk in 2021. “I’m excited that one of our Red Cap Ambassadors, who’s 10, will read a story to children. Since this is all on Facebook, and people will receive emails, they can go to it whenever they want.”
Facebook frames are also available so participants can let everyone know they are part of the Digital Health Expo – Week of Wellness. People are encouraged to share photos of themselves participating in the activities.
The Week of Wellness will culminate in Saturday’s Heart Run & Walk. People can still register, build their teams and fundraise for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk at UticaHeartRunWalk.org. On Saturday, they simply walk or run wherever they are, or wherever they would like.