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The American Heart Association's Heart Mini-Marathon is back March 13, and celebrating its 45th running! Photo: Courtesy of American Heart Association

Celebrate 45 Years of Fighting Heart Disease, Stroke at Heart Mini on March 13!

The American Heart Association's Heart Mini-Marathon is back for 2022, and celebrating its 45th running!

After missing the last two years of in-person festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association is excited to bring back the Heart Mini-Marathon and Walk in-person on March 13. The event, sponsored by Kroger Health, Mercy Health, and Cincinnati Bell, hopes to draw 20,000 runners and walkers to support the organization's mission to fight heart disease and stroke.

"Cincinnati Bell is committed to creating health equity throughout our organization of 4,700 employees, as well as the communities where we do business," said Christi Cornette, chief culture officer of Cincinnati Bell and the chair of the 2022 Heart Mini campaign. "That's why we are so excited to join the American Heart Association's health equity efforts, by leading the Heart Mini campaign. As the Move More sponsor, Cincinnati Bell encourages Greater Cincinnati to get their Hearts in Motion by joining us at the Heart Mini on March 13."

The Heart Mini is the largest single-day fundraiser in Greater Cincinnati and raises more than $3 million for the American Heart Association.

Here are details on the race:

Sunday, March 13:

  • 7:30am - St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Heart Half-Marathon
  • Medpace’s 15K Heart Mini-Marathon
  • 9:15am - UC Health’s 1K Steps for Stroke
  • 10:30am - Ohio National Financial Services’ 5K Heart Race
  • 11:30am - 2K Kids Race
  • 12:00pm - Mercy Health’s 5K Heart Walk

For more information and to register for the Heart Mini, visit All proceeds benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.