Sixth Annual 2023 Hero Run

5k & 1k Fun Run on November 18 2023 @ 8AM at Fairview Plaza in South Park Charlotte, NC

Step Up and Support Our Heroes at the Annual HeroRun!

Lace up your running shoes and get ready for an exhilarating experience like no other - the **Sixth Annual HeroRun 5K & 1K Fun Run**, happening on **Saturday, November 18th, 2023** at the crack of dawn, 8:00 AM sharp!

Together, let's make a difference in the lives of our veterans who have dedicated themselves to protecting our nation.

Our starting line is nestled in the heart of the picturesque South Park at the prestigious Fairview Plaza office buildings. As the sun rises, you'll embark on a remarkable journey through the charming South Park neighborhoods for the 5K course, while the 1K Fun Run offers a joyful route near Fairview Road for all ages to relish.

And that's not all - we're bringing the party to you! Groove to the beat of lively music, indulge in exciting activities, and brace yourself to meet some real-life superheroes. Plus, we have a special treat in store for you - the true heroes themselves, members from all five branches of the U.S. Military, will be joining us to inspire and be celebrated!

Why HeroRun?
This annual extravaganza isn't just a run; it's an opportunity to show your unwavering support for those who have dedicated their lives to preserving our freedom. Every step you take, every cheer you share, directly contributes to the valuable work of Veterans Bridge Home. Together, we can help veterans bridge the gap between military service and civilian life, ensuring they receive the resources and support they deserve.

Mark Your Calendar
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Fairview Plaza, South Park

Us and Make Every Step Count:
Gather your friends, family, and colleagues, and let's turn this event into an unforgettable celebration of our heroes. Register today and secure your spot at the starting line. Be a part of the legacy that is HeroRun - where unity, passion, and purpose come together in an explosion of colors and camaraderie.

Register Now and Be a Hero for Our Heroes!

Spread the Word:
Help us make this event an even bigger success by sharing the news far and wide. Use the hashtags #HeroRun2023 and #SupportOurHeroes to let everyone know you're part of something truly remarkable.

Let's honor our veterans, celebrate our community, and run with purpose. Join us at HeroRun 2023 and be the change that veterans need. See you at the starting line!



Though he never served in the military, Jake and his daughter spent the last three years of his life working to end Veteran homelessness. It all started when his nine-year-old daughter came home from school outraged that people who served their country had no place to live. So they created a "lemon aid" stand and donated the money to Veterans Bridge Home. Jake saw his daughter's passion for helping others and they created "The Lemon Aid Stand" to provide direct support to homeless Veterans living in homeless encampments outside of Charlotte. Once they started, Jake's family became increasingly involved in the Veteran community, including running in the 2019 Hero Run. A dedicated father, the Lemon Aid Stand and running 5ks became the things Jake and his daughter did together.

In July 2022, Jake went to the hospital for an unknown infection. Four days later he was gone. News of Jake's death resulted in a flood of prayers and questions about how friends and family could help. His family decided the best way to honor him was to raise money for the cause they loved so much. In Hero Run 2022, the Lemon Aid Stand raised over $50,000 for VBH to help prevent Veteran homelessness.

Join us as we run to keep Jake's memory alive!.

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