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.

Registration is OPEN for March 26, 2022!

Race Info

Race Location

Downtown Greer, SC

This map was our 2021 route. Slight tweaks will be made for 2022, but very similar route is planned.

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 – 7pm
Wild Ace Pizza and Pub – 103 Depot Street, Greer, SC

Saturday, March 26, 2022 – 7:00am until Race Start
Corner of South Miller and West Poinsett Streets, Greer

What organization are the proceeds going to?

All proceeds of the 2021 A Hero’s 5K went to:

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

Custom Canine Unlimited – A global canine provider and dog training facility owned and operated by Law Enforcement with training programs specifically developed for US Veterans. Learn more here. 

Proceeds from the 2022 event will be decided in June of 2021, but will go to organizations and projects assisting veterans.



  • 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


Positions available for setup, packet pickup and race monitors. Contact us at aheros5k@gmail.com to volunteer.

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