Nucor Hero Dash 2016

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Mar 19, 2016


Decatur, AL


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $30 Closed

Running-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

We invite you to join runners and walkers of all ages for the third annual Nucor Hero Dash 5k and 1 Mile Fun run taking place on March 19, 2016.  This event takes place in the historic and scenic downtown Decatur area on a certified 5k and 1 Mile course.  We encourage you to dress up as your favorite hero whether it be a super hero, community servant or someone who is or has fought cancer. 

Ainsley's Angels will be participating in this event, so it will be a great time for you to discover more about this wonderful organization. 

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give to an organization that is committed to eliminating cancer.  This disease has affected everyone in some form or fashion, and it will take all of us to make a difference.

5k participants are guaranteed a tech shirt if registered by March 1, 2016.  Fun run participants will receive a regular t-shirt if registered by March 1, 2016  

Participants that register after March 1, 2016 will receive shirts as available but shirts are not guaranteed especially by size.

Timing is provided by River City Runners

5k Awards:

Overall Male/Female

Overall Masters Male/Female

Top 3 Male/Female in the following age groups:  0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-over

1 Mile Fun Run Awards will be decided based on participation.

5k will begin in front of First Baptist Church on Church Street and end at the corner of Bank Street/Church Street.

1 Mile Fun Run will begin at Church Street/Canal Street and end at the corner of Bank Street/Church Street.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or volunteering, please contact Kelly Petzold at or 256-560-4866.



Event details and schedule


5k - 8:00 a.m. 

1 Mile - 9:00 a.m. or as soon as last 5k participant crosses the finish line.

Race Day Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and will end at 7:30 a.m.

Packet Pickup

March 18th 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Founder's Park, Decatur, AL

Race day - 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Parking is plentiful in this area and at no charge.

For a course map or additional information, please email

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