2024 CHaD HERO Course Details

Whether you're a veteran long distance runner, a newly motivated Couch to 5K-er, or you're pushing a stroller, the CHaD HERO has an option for you! See the Cam's Course, 5K and Half Marathon details below and click to enlarge each map!

Cam's Course (1-Mile Fun Run)

Cam's Course is suitable for participants of all ages. Named after CHaD patient, Cameron "Cam" Marshall, this course starts on the iconic Dartmouth Green and takes you through the picturesque campus and neighborhoods of Hanover. This course is a great family option and is often where we find our littlest HEROES giving it their all and learning what it means to give back. Cam's course details are as follows:

  • Cam's Course is an untimed fun run (or walk!)

  • All young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

  • Strollers are permitted at the back of the pack on Cam's course

  • Combination of sidewalk and closed streets

View the 2024 Cam's Course 1-Mile Fun Run Map*

5K Run or Walk

The CHaD HERO 5K is a relatively flat and fast course designed for runners looking to achieve a personal best and walkers who want to enjoy the scenery around campus and the neighborhoods of Hanover. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, the CHaD HERO 5K is for all levels and experiences. So come join us for a morning of running, fun, and beautiful scenery! Our 5K course includes:

  • Timing (for 5K Run only, the walk is not timed)

  • Water stop at approximately mile 2 (including sports drink and assistance if needed)

  • Closed streets - making this a great option for first timers or kids!

View the 2024 5K Course Map*

Half Marathon

The CHaD HERO Half Marathon is a challenging yet rewarding course. Runners will run by some of Hanover and Dartmouth College's most historic buildings and architecture before heading over the Connecticut River into Norwich, Vermont.

After passing through downtown Norwich, runners will climb and then be rewarded with peaceful countryside and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Heading back to Hanover, the course takes a final turn along the river offering a chance to catch your breath before heading back over the Ledyard Bridge and finishing back at the Dartmouth Green.

Whether you're a seasoned half marathoner or looking to challenge yourself to a new goal, the CHaD HERO Half Marathon is the perfect opportunity to push your limits and experience the beauty of the Upper Valley. Our half marathon course includes:

  • Timing

  • Water stops approximately every 2 miles (including sports drink and runner assistance if needed)

  • Port-a-potty stop along the course

  • Runner support vehicles

  • Pacers spread throughout the course

  • Ages 16 and up only

View the 2024 Half Course Map*

*All routes subject to change.