DUE TO A LATE SURGE IN ONLINE REGISTRATION THE AVAILABILTY OF T-SHIRTS AND SHIRT SIZES MAY BE LIMITED.
6th Annual 'A Run Down Hero Highway
Sunday, November 24, 2013 – New York City
Registration is NOW OPEN for our 6th Annual ‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ which will take place on Sunday, November 24th. This is a patriotic and family-friendly 5k run/walk/stroll that pays tribute to local hero Sgt. James J. Regan, and helps raise money for the Lead The Way Fund. All proceeds go to support the families of our US Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world.
Now in its sixth year, and back bigger and stronger after last year’s cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy, this event brings together people of all ages for a spirited run/walk/stroll along the Hudson River. Starting at Pier 46, entrants complete a 5K roundtrip along the West Side Highway, past Ground Zero and in constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a post-race celebratory brunch at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
This year, in conjunction with The American Fallen Soldiers Project, we will present original portraits to the families of beloved fallen Rangers SGT Andrew Nicol and SPC Bradley D. Rappuhn. In addition, continuing with our tradition of supporting other home-town heroes in the NYPD and FDNY, we will also be presenting a portrait to the family of NYPD 9/11 First Responder, Bomb Squad Detective Claude “Danny” Richards.
Attendees will revel in a day filled with moving tributes, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink. Over 1,100 people joined us for the 5th annual Run Down Hero Highway. We can’t wait to commemorate and celebrate with you!
9:45 AM Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 46 (Cross Charles St. & West St.)
10:30 AM Introductory Remarks; God Bless America
10:45 AM Run/Walk Begins
11:45 AM DOORS OPEN for after party – The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 61)
12:45 PM Portrait Presentations by American Fallen Soliders Project
Cost: Adults – $75; Students – $40; Under 12 – $25 (Kids under 5 Free)
NOTE: ALL COSTS INCREASE BY $10 FOR WALK-INS
Cost includes entrance fee, commemorative t-shirt and full brunch
Fundraising: Many people have asked how they can get involved and help fundraise for us in addition to just attending our events. By setting up a page on FirstGiving, all individuals, families and groups will have the ability to raise money on our behalf & in support of your ‘Run Down Hero Highway’ efforts. To start your fundraising, please click on the JOIN NOW button at the top of the page and create your own personalized page.
Post Race: Head to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for a celebratory brunch.
The Lighthouse is located in the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex at 23rd Street and the Hudson River (www.piersixty.com).
*This is not a Department of Defense sponsored event*