The Run for Wounded Heroes, Inc., formerly known as Run for Wounded Warriors, Inc., is the inspiration of Jonathan Borden of Kennesaw, Georgia. On Memorial Day 2009, as a then seventeen year-old senior Naval JROTC cadet at Kennesaw Mountain High School, Jonathan watched several biographies about severely wounded service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Jonathan was deeply moved by those biosand he was personally challenged to do something for those wounded heroes. In 2010 he and his family and friends held the inaugural Run for Wounded Warriors in which over 400 local runners participated. Last year, over 1500 runners participated, and over $90,000 has been raised for veterans' causes in 5 years.
The 8th annualHero Run 5K venue is in historic downtown Kennesaw on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The event will include a 5k run/1 mile walk with the 5k race sanctioned as an official qualifier for the world famous Peachtree Road Race. This 5k race is also part of the Kennesaw Grand Prix series. With these credentials, we will attract both serious and recreational runners. The goal is to host 2000+ runners/walkers, raising funds that will be donated to wounded veteran charities.
Event details and schedule
**TEAM REGISTRATION OPTION: Teams of 6 or more compete for top team prize!*
Late Registration and Packet Pickup
8/1 and 8/2 4:00-8:00PM at the Big Peach Running Co. Kennesaw Store (Late registration- $30 5K)
Race day starting at 6:00AM (Race Day registration - $35 5K)
Race date: August 4, 2018
Race Day Schedule
7:30 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run
8:00 a.m. 5k Kennesaw First Baptist Church
8:55 a.m. Tot Trot – Downtown Kennesaw
9:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony
Hero Run 5K … the run begins at Kennesaw First Baptist Church in Downtown Kennesaw, runs north on Main Street to Swift-Cantrell Park, makes one loop around Swift-Cantrell Park and returns to downtown Kennesaw. Women, men, boys and girls are invited to run a 5K (3.1 miles), walk a 5K, run a one mile kid’s fun run, or walk a one mile family fun walk.
*No dogs allowed. We welcome strollers and walkers to please line up behind runners.
- Race staffed by volunteers for assistance.
- Traffic control coordinated by local law enforcement.
- Race electronically timed for fast, accurate results.
- Race Day refreshments for all participants.
- Sponsor product displays and samples; tons of fun!!
- Post-race awards ceremony with awards for 14 groups and top 3 teams.
- After-party near finish line.
Run for Wounded Heroes