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, 5K Walk, and Cam's Course 1-Mile Fun Run options, there's something for everyone at our HERO festival!

Reminder - New Start Times for 2023!

You asked, we listened! Thanks to the feedback from many of our runners, walkers and volunteers over the years, we have updated our event day timeline and shifted the CHaD HERO start times. Start times are as follows:

8:50 AM: Opening Program

9:00 AM: Half Marathon, 5K Run, & 5K Walk Start

10:00 AM: Cam's Course 1-Mile Family Fun Run Starts

The full event timeline (including what time our amazing Food Tent, Music and Kid Zone opens!) is below:

Full Event Day Timeline

6:45 AM: Shuttles begin running from Lot 20 parking. Dewey Lot parking (walkable, no shuttles) also open.

7:30 - 10:00 AM: Bib/t-shirt pick up and day of registration @ Hanover Inn (see below for Friday and Saturday pick up opportunities!)

8:50 AM: Opening Program

9:00 AM: Half-Marathon, 5K Run, & 5K Walk Start

9:30 AM: Participant Food Tent Opens

9:30 AM: Kid Zone Opens and music begins

10:00 AM: Cam's Course 1-Mile Fun Run Starts

10:00 AM: Food Trucks Open to Purchase Food

1:00 PM: Course Support Ends

1:30 PM: Event Concludes and final shuttle departs for Lot 20.

Check-in & Bib Pick Up – New options for 2023!

This year we are pleased to offer THREE options for you to check in and pick up your bib and t-shirt. We will also accept in-person registrations at this time ($10 fee applies). Note that you may pick up for multiple members of a group/team/family but only if you all have met their required fundraising minimums or you are making the final donations at that time. We strongly encourage you to pick up your materials before Sunday, October 15th to save time on an already exciting morning!

Friday, October 13: 3:00 - 7:00 PM

CHaD HERO Headquarters
21 Lafayette Street (Centerra), Third Floor
Lebanon, NH

Saturday, October 14: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

21 Lafayette Street (Centerra), Third Floor
Lebanon, NH

Sunday, October 15: 7:30-10:00 AM

Hanover Inn,
Hayward Room 2 East Wheelock St.
Hanover, NH

In-person registrations will include a $10 registration fee (in addition to any applicable fundraising minimum) — save time and funds by registering online prior to Thursday, October 12th at 9am!*

Parking Information Two Locations for 2023!

Another new addition to the CHaD HERO this year is two options for participant parking! Choose to park at either the Dewey Lot in Hanover (walking distance to the HERO) or at Lot 20 in Lebanon (shuttle service provided to the HERO). Details below:

Dewey Lot Parking NO SHUTTLE SERVICE. Quick mile walk to the HERO site.
1 Dewey Field Road
Hanover, NH

Lot 20 Parking EVENT DAY SHUTTLE PROVIDED. Shuttle details below.
Loop Road
Lebanon, NH

Note: When choosing your parking location, please allow for time to walk or shuttle to the HERO site and check-in/bib pick up (if necessary).

Event Day Shuttles - From Lot 20 Only

6:45 am - 1:30 pm shuttle bus runs*
*Please note the shuttle bus will drop and pick up at Crosby and Wheelock. Between hours of 8:50 and 9:20am it will drop at Wheelock and Park (7 minute walk) due to the start of the 5K and Half-Marathon.

The shuttle buses run from Lot 20 to the CHaD HERO event area.

Event Day Accessible Parking

Limited reserved accessible parking is available. Please contact us if you are in need of accessible parking.

Handicap accessible parking is also available in downtown Hanover. Here is a map of the area. Here is a street view. Please note that this area will not be available between 8:45 and 9:20am on Sunday, October 15 (when roads will be closed for the start of the Half and 5K).

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