Heston is a 7 year old who suffers from a disease called Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. In short, it is a bone marrow failure disease along with multiple organ failure disorder.
The Goal of this event is to raise enough money to cover medical expenses that are way beyond our means right now, such as co-pays for surgeries and formula for his feeding tube (not covered by insurance) and to continue treatment at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Bone Marrow Failure Clinic.
Pre Race Packet Pick Up has been scheduled at the Baseline Trailhead pavilion 4255 SE 58th Ave, Ocala Fl FRIDAY from 12 noon until 6pm. Please make every effort to attend and avoid long lines on race day. Large numbers of race day entries are expected.
Welcome to Heston's Heroes 5K Run/Walk , Virtual 5K, and FUN RUN
Yes we have a lot going on but we want anyone to be able to take part in this FIRST ANNUAL event!! That's right you saw it here first folks!! First Annual Heston's Heroes 5K
We will be doing this event in honor of our son every year !! A BRAVE young man who has had a time of it in his short 7 years of life but wakes every morning with a smile on his face, a song in his heart, and the goal of each day to make it his best day ever !!
...Here is what you get ....
SUPER HERO CAPES (in lieu of shirts...you have thousands) to the FIRST 200 entrants of EITHER race. Custom Finisher Medals to the first 200 5K finishers. TWO automatic entries into the HUGE raffle pool. You MUST be present to win
Overall Awards to the Top Male and Female winners.
Age Group Awards are THREE DEEP M/F in the following: 9 and Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 -69, 70 and Over.
ALL VIRTUAL participants will receive a cape and finisher medal
FUN RUN Participants will receive a goodie bag at the finish line.
THIS IS ALSO A SUPER HERO THEMED EVENT (optional)
Put on your best Super Hero Get Up and your running shoes and come join us for a day of fun and great memories !! We were going to attempt a cape wearing World Record ( world record stands at 2,265 ) but lets let Heston see the most capes he has ever seen in one spot to start ... can you imagine the look on a 7 year old boys face to see a SEA of SUPER HEROES all wearing HESTON'S HEROES CAPES !!
2 Extra entries into the raffles for all who come dressed Hero themed
4 Extra for all WHO COME IN FULL GET UP !!
Prizes will be awarded for: Best coordinated Group Outfit (3 or More)... Best Couples Outfit...
Most Creative...Most Original Hero...Best "Heston's Hero"
This is a Bone Marrow Drive
as well. If you decide to participate on race day, it is a FREE, SIMPLE, PAINLESS cheek swab to be tested. For more information, please visit DKMS.org
and visit the FAQ section. Virtual participants can also help by requesting a free kit from DKMS.org.