More than 80 members of the Hamilton community participated in the America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk on March 7 in Utica. This year’s donations are still being counted, but in 2014 Team Hamilton raised $9,727 for the American Heart Association. Hamilton organizers hope to come close to that amount for this year. The entire 2015 event included about 8,000 participants, with more than $1 million raised.
The conditions on Saturday morning were chilly but very nice for the runners and walkers. The day's events included 18-, 10-, 5- and 3-mile runs and 5 and 3-mile walks. Most participants walked, but a number of Hamilton students ran in the 10- and 5-mile runs.