About the CHaD HERO

The CHaD HERO started in 2006 as a half marathon run and has grown to also include a competitive 5K run, Cam's Course 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K walk, and a virtual option where participants can complete their own unique activity and support Dartmouth Health Children's and CHaD from anywhere in the world.

The CHaD HERO is the key community fundraising and engagement event for Dartmouth Health Children's and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD). Funds raised through the event support us in our goal of providing the best care and services in the right place for our patients and families.

The 2022 CHaD HERO is Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Hanover, NH.* Choose to run, walk, volunteer or join us virtually. Review and choose your HERO here.

*Please note that the live portion of the event is contingent on CDC, state, local, Dartmouth College, and Dartmouth Health guidelines at that time.


Event Details and Important information:


CHaD HERO Day Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 9, 2022


9:00 - 11:30 AM: Registration and Bib Pick-up Open, Hopkins Center for the Arts (HOP), Alumni Hall

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: KidZone is Open.

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 (walkers line up in back).

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.)


Event Day Shuttle Bus

Event day parking for participants will be at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lot 20 in Lebanon, NH. Lot 20 is located between the outer loop of the hospital and Colburn Hill. Shuttle buses will run from Lot 20 to the CHaD HERO event area.

Shuttle buses will begin running at 8:30 AM from Lot 20 to the Dartmouth College Green. Shuttle buses will stop running at 3:30 PM.

Please note: School buses/vans transporting students to the event should drop everyone off at the Dartmouth Green (with an adult) and NOT Lot 20, and then drive the buses/vans back to Lot 20.


Event Day Accessible Parking

Handicap accessible parking is available in downtown Hanover. Here is a map of the area. Here is a street view.


Health and Safety Expectations for the 2022 CHaD HERO

In order for us to have a safe, fun experience at the CHaD HERO, please help us in the following ways:

Participants, volunteers, and spectators must not attend the event if:

  • They have been directed by a health-care provider or a public health official to quarantine or isolate;

  • They are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 including the following:

    • A fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or felt feverish in the last 72 hours;
    • New respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath;
    • General body symptoms such as new muscle aches, chills, or severe fatigue;
    • New gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
    • Any new change in their sense of taste or smell.