In the fall, all teams participate in the CHaD HERO. This year, the CHaD HERO will be held on Sunday, October 20th from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the Dartmouth College Green in Hanover, NH. The event features a scenic half-marathon, as well as a 5K run or walk, and Cam’s Course 1 mile fun run, called “Cam’s Course” (most Finding Our Stride teams participate in the 1 mile fun run).
100% of the CHaD HERO proceeds fund critical child and family support services, including the Child Life Program, Molly’s Place, and the Child Advocacy & Protection Program.
Registration fees are provided by Finding Our Stride. Runners (students, coaches, principals, etc.) are encouraged to reach a goal of raising $10 per 1 mile runner and $50 per 5K runner. Finding Our Stride will match dollar for dollar all the funds raised by runners. The student runner at each school who raises the most funds for this event will receive a Sneaker Fund voucher for a free pair of running shoes at Stateline Sports (not a need-based voucher).
REGISTRATION: You may register your runners, or they may go online and register for themselves. For younger runners, we encourage parent helpers to participate. To register, go to http://www.chadhero.org and select “register” and then “join a team”. Enter “Finding Our Stride” to find our team, and then click “JOIN”. If you have a login in for the site, enter that information, or “join as a new participant”. Enter your relevant information, and enter your school’s special code (see below) to allow Finding Our Stride to cover your registration fee.
Click Here for FOS School Promo Codes for CHaD Hero Registration
Click Here to download a letter to give to Parents/Caregivers
Click Here to order your FOS CHaD Hero RED T-Shirts (Online Form)
**NEW FOR 2019** Race bibs and T-shirts will be available on the green the day of the event at the Finding Our Stride red tent. The bibs and shirts will be separated by school and appropriately labeled. Coaches – please arrive with enough time to distribute these items to your runners.
The CHaD HERO also includes a family-friendly festival of delicious food, music, and entertainment, including the Positive Track’s Kidzone. We want to show our Finding Our Stride spirit at this event, so FINDING OUR STRIDE TEAMS SHOULD WEAR THEIR RED FINDING OUR STRIDE CHAD HERO T-SHIRT. Runners can also wear bright colored costumes and superhero outfits, but please try to not have the costume cover the t-shirt.
Positive Tracks & the CHaD HERO: Positive Tracks is a national, sports-based youth development organization that helps young people get active and give back. Positive Tracks partners with CHaD HERO to help participants ages 23 and under sweat for good for CHaD. If you’re age 12 to 23, Positive Tracks wants to help you sweat for good for CHaD with their Positive Tracks Challenges Program.
To participate, register for the CHaD HERO (make sure to use your FOS promo code when registering) and then apply for a Positive Tracks Challenge (http://www.positivetracks.org/u-23/). If accepted, Positive Tracks will guide you along the way and provide free fundraising tips and support throughout your fundraising journey and as a bonus…they will match Positive Tracks Challenges up to $100! Contact Evan (Evan.S.Seely@hitchcock.org) for help getting started or trouble-shooting along the way.