Your CHaD HERO Day

The CHaD HERO is so much more than a run or walk, it's a full and fun-filled day to celebrate and support the kids and families of Dartmouth Health Children’s and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD). In addition to our half-marathon, 5K run or walk and Cams Course options there's something for everyone at our HERO festival!

The HERO Festival

The hub of HERO activity is our HERO Festival. Located on the scenic Dartmouth Green, participants, family and friends can enjoy a full array of activities at the festival. Complete 2023 details are still being confirmed, but here's what you can expect at the HERO Festival:

  • Start/Finish Celebrations
  • Music and entertainment from our main stage
  • Kid zone with activities for kids of all ages!
  • Food and drink for participants (and food trucks for spectators!)
  • Sponsor giveaways
  • Medical
  • Race timing for 5K Run and Half Marathon
  • Complimentary shuttles from event parking areas

Event Timeline: Forthcoming

Confirmed timing for 2023 is forthcoming, but to help you plan your day, below is a snapshot of our 2022 CHaD HERO Day!

9:00 - 11:30 AM: Registration and Bib Pick-up Open (in addition to day-prior)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Kid Zone opens
11:00 AM: Cam's Course 1 Mile Family Fun Run Starts
11:00 AM: Food Trucks Open to Purchase Food
11:30 AM: Day-of Registration and Bib Pick-up Closes
12:00 PM: Half-Marathon, 5K Run, & 5K Walk Start
12:00 PM: Participant Food Tent Opens
3:00 PM: Course Support Ends
3:30 PM: Event Concludes (Shuttle buses will run until 3:30 pm.)