The Hero Hustle 5K is a chance for Huntsville and surrounding communities to come together on something they love (RUNNING!) and give them an opportunity to learn about the resources available to veterans. The cause we are bringing awareness to is veteran suicide but it's more than bringing awareness. We want to "Remove the Red Flag", meaning we want to remove the label (or Red flag) given to those veterans who deal with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and chronic stress. "This is not a veteran problem, it's a human problem." (Jimmy Mac from 22Kill) There will be veteran resources set up at the event to help educate and speak on behalf of how their organization is vital to the success of our veterans.
- BeArded WARRIORs
- Team RWB
- Connected Warrior Yoga
- The Vet Center
- Project Healing Waters
- Road 2 Recovery Project HERO
- Bodywork for Healing/Horse Therapy
and a few others will be attending.
Even if you're not racing, you are welcome to join us! We encourage you to!
Awards: Top male and female overall and masters (40+) finishers will receive awards. Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards which will be presented to the top three in the following male and female age groups:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Facilities: There are rest rooms in Spragins Hall.
Please note: Due to liability insurance requirements the following are not allowed during the race: strollers, baby joggers, skateboards, bicycles, animals, roller blades, headphones, unauthorized vehicles, etc. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.