Year 8 of the Run for the Heroes is here!

There are few changes in store for 2016 that we think will enhance the adventure!

This year we are partnering with some of the experts to execute the race: Big Dog Running Company will be in charge of the running event; Ride on Bikes will be heading up the biking event; and, Race Roster will be handling registration and the fund raising programming. The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, a public charity, will collect donations and distribute grants to our beneficiaries.

Though we have greater expert help to plan our event; we are returning to our roots and conducting this year’s event from Savannah to Columbus!

There are many Heroes amongst us and many groups that need our help, and in recognition of this we have decided to widen the group of beneficiaries. The U.S. military will always be heroes and The House of Heroes will again be one of our beneficiaries. Children with life threatening medical conditions and disabilities who meet life head on despite their challenges certainly represent our definition of a hero. Duly, we are adding Make-A –Wish Georgia and Camp Abilities as additional beneficiaries.

The House of Heroes, columbus.houseofheroes.org through volunteers, perform minor repairs, maintenance and improvements to military and public safety veterans houses – at no cost to the veteran - through the generosity of individuals, civic organizations and corporations.  Make-A-Wish, georgia.wish.org grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Camp Abilities, hpex.columbusstate.edu/camp_abilities/ is a developmental sports camp for children who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind.

We are very excited to announce our group of primary sponsors: A & J Screenprinters, B&B Beverage, Big Dog Running, Cera Sport, Iron Bank Coffee, Lockwood Partners, Nike, Ride on Bikes, Saucony, TracSoft, and US Foods. 

Finally, it’s time to start training, time to start spreading the word, and time to start fundraising. On your marks, get set, and go!