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Read the Full Story The 2022 A Hero's 5K was the last event we will host. 100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO:

A Hero’s 5K was founded to raise awareness of the sacrifices made each day by the United States military personnel and to raise money to support the needs of South Carolina servicemen and women and their families. A Hero’s 5K walk/run is held annually in Upstate, SC. It grew out of friendship between Cheryl Childers and Debby Whitsitt, and the compassion Cheryl Childers had for her hurting friend, whose son, SPC. Geoffrey Whitsitt, had been killed in action in Afghanistan on Jan. 13, 2010. Cheryl walked with Debby in her grieving, and one of the many ways she reached out was the concept and establishment of A Hero’s 5K. It quickly grew into an organization of dedicated volunteer staff, and it provides a vehicle to a world-wide community allowing them to be part of that loving care – reaching out to help other hurting military veterans and their families.

A Hero’s 5K is a 501(c)3 organization.

START / FINISH LOCATION is North Greenville Univ GREER CAMPUS – 405 Lancaster Ave, GreerSC 29650

Race Info

Race Location

Downtown Greer, SC

North Greenville University Tim Brashier Campus

GREER CAMPUS – 405 Lancaster Ave, GreerSC 29650

2022 Map

A Heros 5k Route Map

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Races & Costs

A Hero’s 5K 

7:45am – Opening Ceremony

8am – 5K Begins

9:30am – Awards Ceremony

$30 in Advance, $40 on race day.

Kids Fun Run



Shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrants.

Packet Pickup

Friday, March 25, 2022 – 11am – 6pm
Wild Ace Pizza and Pub – 103 Depot Street, Greer, SC

Saturday, March 26, 2022 – 7:00am until Race Start
North Greenville Univ GREER CAMPUS – 405 Lancaster Ave, GreerSC 29650

What organization are the proceeds going to?

All proceeds of the 2022 A Hero’s 5K go to:

Guiding Reins – A program benefiting veterans who are suffering from TBI/PTSD, assisting them to recovery through horse therapy. Learn more here. 



  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male & Female
  • Top Male & Top Female Veteran
  • Top Male & Top Female of Each Age Category: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-85, 86-100


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