The Run for Heroes Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, to benefit Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs, will be held on two days: Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22.
According to the website, “Heroes live amongst us, raise the bar, and make us all better people. This run allows you to say, ‘I am running for the person who has made a difference in my life.’ We celebrate the Caregivers of Alzheimer Patients. The proceeds of this event go to fund Caregiver Support Programs at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County.”
The World Alzheimer's Day 'Run for Heroes' Marathon is Canada's most southern Boston Qualifying Marathon. It is a 'boutique' race because it is small, intimate, with gorgeous scenery, very fast and super flat. Almost 20% of all runners from our Marathon qualified for Boston this year. Hosted in wine country at the mouth of Lake Erie and the Detroit River, Historic Amherstburg offers a real runners experience without the crazy big Marathon shuffle. Amherstburg is a half hour from the Windsor Detroit border with lots of great accommodations in the region, from Bed and Breakfasts to Caesars Windsor.
According to organizers, “When we make the claim that we are fast and flat, the proof is in the numbers. 18% of all runners who ran the Marathon in 2012 qualified for Boston in 2013.”
Course Information: Run For Heroes course has aid stations every 2K with a port-a-john, lots of entertainment and a professional pace group. There are stunning wetlands, long views of the Detroit River and a run through Historic Fort Malden, the epicenter of the War of 1812. Enrollment is limited to only 3,000 runners.
Race Premiums: Great tech shirt, colourful medal, bib/chip, Photos (Lightroom will be proving the photography that is included in your registration fee) and Pacers are all included. Organizers keep the price low, so participants can help raise some funds for Alzheimer's through pledges and giving.