The American Heart Association Wall Street Run & Heart Walk is a three-mile event for runners and walkers to exercise for a good cause. Donations raised by racers and supporters alike go to the American Heart Association and its mission to improve the lives of Americans through better cardiovascular health and education. If you are looking for a little motivation to help inspire you to walk, run, or donate to the cause, be sure to check out the survivor story on the race page.
Racers may participate individually or in teams, providing their own donations or having donors back them through their performance. Bib pickup is available starting at noon on event day. Participants should consult with their team coach on where to pick up their bib. There is also a T-shirt pickup available at noon located in the festival area.
Check-in for the walk/run begins at 5:00 p.m. on May 17 at Brookfield Place at 230 Vesey Street. The event itself begins at 6:45 p.m. Walkers will start at Murray Street located between Greenwich Street and the West Side Highway. Runners will start at Greenwich Street located between Murray Street and Barclay Street.
Though this might seem like a short race, runners will still have the opportunity to compete for special awards. The top three male and female runners will receive special recognition at the Awards Ceremony at the Finish Festival following the end of the race at 7:30 p.m.
When: May 17, 2018
Where: New York, NY
How: Register here: https://www.athlinks.com/event/113500
The AHA Wall Street Run and Heart Walk is a popular event involving large crowds and tight turns. Because of this, participants must be 13 years of age or older. Strollers and pets are not allowed on the course. First-aid and water stations will be stationed at certain points along the course to assist racers as needed.
At the end of the race, participants can meet up with friends and family members at the festival just past the finish line. Along with food vendors, bathrooms, and water, attendees will be able to purchase merchandise to commemorate their participation and to further raise funds for the AHA. From there, racers and their friends and family may return to their hotels or homes or venture out to explore some of that famous New York night life.
You don’t necessarily have to participate as a racer in the walk/run or even be in New York to join the cause! The AHA makes it possible for supporters to donate directly to their cause without registering for the race. If you would like to support the AHA but cannot participate in the Wall Street Run & Heart Walk for any reason, this is a great way to still join in the fundraising.