The Heroes Red and Blue 5k is a community celebration to honor all fire fighters, police and public safety heroes. The event features a 5k, Kids Super Hero Dash and a community block party for ALL! Our mission is to connect with first responders to share appreciation, to create positive and lasting connections and to provide the platform for education and celebration for the first responders within the community. We are stroller friendly!
Proceeds from the event will go to the International Association Fire Fighters to support the International Burn Camp, a life-changing opportunity for burn survivors ages 13-15 and the fire fighters/camp counselors who work to make a difference in the lives of these young people. The all-expenses paid, week-long camp helps burn survivors understand that they are not alone and that there is a larger support system for them.
Heroes Red and Blue particularly honors the memory of Will Caviness, a Greensboro fire fighter who passed away in 2011 while running the Chicago Marathon and raising funds for the International Burn Camp.