2017 Route

NOTE: This is a new route! The start line at the  Furman Amphitheater pushes into the backside of the campus, around the campus to the main avenue, and then around the other side of the lake, in front of the brand new Tupelo Honey! Then rejoins the same route back to the other side of […]

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Why A New Date?

Dear Race Participants:   Thank you for your interest and support of A Hero’s 5K! Due to circumstances beyond out team’s control, we have found it necessary to move A Hero’s 5K 2017 to March 25, 2017. All registered runners are automatically registered for March 25, and are guaranteed their shirt with the new date. […]

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Photos Available!

Thank you for your support of A Hero’s 5K 2016! Photos can be found at our Facebook page, click here.

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A Hero’s 5K to present gift to Upstate Warrior Solution on Armed Forces Day

Greenville, SC – The third annual A Hero’s 5K Run & Walk was held on February 2, 2013, at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. The event raised $14,072.48, and those funds will be presented to the newly formed Upstate Warrior Solution today, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Armed Forces Day Parade and […]

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Thank You, Photos Now Available

  Thank you for your strong support of A Hero’s 5K 2013! Photos and links to news stories are now available on our Facebook page. 

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The Organization that A Hero’s 5K 2013 Proceeds Support

  A Hero’s 5K proudly supports the efforts of Upstate Warrior Solution. All proceeds from the 2013 race will go to this brand new organization focusing on the needs of returning veterans in Upstate South Carolina.   Mission and Purpose We are a community based non-profit organization in the Upstate of South Carolina that connects […]

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Chronicles of a Hero

By: Steven Whitsitt February 5, 1988. I won’t forget it for as long as I live. There was snow up to the door handle on the Datsun that sat in the driveway. I was at my aunt’s house, snowed in with my cousins, waiting for the news. We had been outside building snowmen. It was […]

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A Hero’s 5K 2013

5K Walk & Run to say “Thank you!” to Upstate Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guard who have fought, lived and died for our country. In Memory: PFC Geoffrey Whitsitt, 21, of Taylors, SC died Jan. 13 at Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned […]

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2012 Race Results

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Medal of Valor Act

Tammie Davenport spent a year researching and sketching designs for a medal to honor military men and women who, like her son, have been killed in action. On Tuesday morning at Anderson’s National Guard Armory on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, two and a half years after she started her project, Davenport witnessed Gov. Nikki […]

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