Hero Run 5K

Wed November 24, 2021 Madison, IL 62060 US Directions



9:00AM CST

About Running 4 Heroes

Running 4 Heroes started with a kid, an appreciation for our First Responders, and a mission to raise awareness and funds for those fallen in the line of duty.

Zechariah Cartledge was born with the gift of running.  He was raised with an appreciation for First Responders and all they do for the community.  As he grew older, Zechariah decided to help the families of our fallen First Responders in a meaningful way.  Encouraged by the mission and vision of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Zechariah began his journey raising funds for those families by running.

In 2019, Running 4 Heroes officially became a non-profit 501(c)(3).  Zechariah runs one mile for every First Responder who makes the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  He wants to honor those who gave up their life so we may live in a better world.

Fallen Hero Flag Mission – Every mile that is run for our fallen First Responders, our mission will send the flag that was carried to the family and/or agency of the fallen hero along with a handwritten note.
Injured First Responder Grant Program – Each month, we will donate a minimum of $10,000 to a First Responder Injured in the Line of Duty. In 2020, we awarded over $85,000 in Grants and will award no less than $120,000 in 2021.
K9 Vests and Safety Supplies – Each month, we will present a different K9 Officer with a ballistic vest and/or safety equipment as part of our Running 4 Heroes K9 Program.
Travel Mission – Having the opportunity to meet the youth of this mission means so much to our First Responders and our Surviving Families. Your support makes those opportunities possible.



700 Raceway Blvd
Madison, IL US 62060


A 5k at the World Wide Technology Raceway benefiting heroic first responders and military.

Wednesday, November 24th 
8:00 AM - Packet pick-up opens
9:00 AM - Opening Ceremonies 
9:00 AM - 1M Symbolic Run
9:25 AM - Packet pick-up closes
9:30 AM - 5k Run begins

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