The Hero Helper Challenge is a virtual race designed for people of all ages and running experience to log some miles, compete (if you want to!), and support a great cause– all at the same time. For starters– and finishers, 😜 a virtual race means that it can be run anytime, anywhere (including a treadmill).
This format allows you to get involved whether you’ve never run a race before, you are an experienced runner training for your next PR when traditional racing resumes, or anywhere in-between.
Children and adults are welcome to participate! Regardless of the level you select, you will be contributing to a great cause!
We truly believe that heroes exist in all walks of life, and by helping those heroes, we become heroes as well.
Anyone can Participate!
This virtual race allows you to log miles anytime, anywhere, as long as that anytime is between Monday, April 20, 2020 and Sunday, May 31, 2020. Please Note: Registration must be completed by May 1st to participate.
Early riser? No problem! Want to run at midnight? No problem! Want to run a little every day, or all in one day? No problem! Just be safe and practice social distancing guidelines!
How Does This Work?
You can WALK the miles, you can RUN the miles. It doesn’t matter, your only real competition is you! We are offering three challenge levels: 26.2 miles, 50 miles, and 100 miles. You do not need to designate your challenge level when registering. Our challenge to you is to start with 26.2 and see how many more you can go!
Your miles will be totaled as you go. When you complete at least 26.2 miles, you will receive a Hero Helper Medal. Kids who participate will get a Medal and a Cape made just for them when they complete any of the three challenge levels!
Anywhere in the USA! Run on the road, trails, treadmill… you can literally run in circles in your backyard if you choose! As long as you can log the miles (and you aren’t violating any laws), we’ll count them!
Let’s work together to make a difference in our community and improve our health while we’re stuck at home!
Where Is My Donation Going?
With the outbreak of COVID-19, we want to help the heroes who are fighting every day to save lives and our neighbors who have been affected by drastic and sudden loss of household income. Your registration proceeds and any additional donations will specifically benefit healthcare workers, first responders, and food banks, all while helping local restaurants stay afloat during these unprecedented times.
This will be accomplished by providing half of all proceeds to specific local restaurants who will use the funds to prepare warm meals for our first responders and healthcare workers. The other half of the proceeds will be donated to local food banks. As you can imagine, food banks are under extreme demand as unemployment has skyrocketed from COVID-19-related business closures.