The Events

The Course

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 Join us on September 8th and 9th, 2017  for a run/walk around Rogers Grove Park in Longmont, CO (The 24 hour vigil run starts on the 9th- all other events on the 10th).

We will have a professional timing company on hand tracking all the miles for the Solo and Team runners. The event will be "chip timed" and the results will be posted in real time during the event. (Scoring provided by MCM Timing and Results, LLC)

The events are:
5k Run/ Walk
9.11 Mile Run
Half Marathon
Marathon
9 hour 11 minute run
24 hour vigil run

STARTING TIMES:


All events held on Saturday Sept 9th. except for the 24 hour vigil. AS IN PAST YEARS OUR FORMAT IS DESIGNED TO HONOR OUR TROOPS AND FOLLOWS THE TIMELINE FROM 9/11

Half Marathon/ Marathon: Starts at 8:46am (The time in New York when the first Trade Center Tower was attacked)


9.11 Mile Run: Starts at 9:03am (The time in New York when the second Trade Center Tower was attacked)


5k Run/ Walk: Starts at 9:37am (The time in Washington DC when the Pentagon was attacked)

9 Hour 11 Minute Run: Starts at 7:00am on Saturday morning and finishes at 4:11pm


24 Hour Run (Starts at 4:11pm on Friday Sept. 8th and finishes with 9 Hour 11 minute Ultra)


 

The course is a flat but beautifully scenic 1 mile loop around the lake and park at Rogers Grove in Longmont. At first it sounds intimidating but all our runners love the format once they experience it. We use "staggered starting lines" to equal the official race distances and there is an aid station available for all runners every mile! So no need to worry about hydration and fuel and your friends and family will be able to camp out and cheer for you all day. The course itself is a soft dirt trail with mountain and water views at all times. You wont be disappointed and we promise you will be moved by the many amazing acts of courage out on the course each year.


The American Heroes run started in 2010 by David Clark as a way of commemorating the tragic events of 9/11. The race started as a very small group of friends running for 9 hours and 11 minutes and has grown into a special run shared by thousands of runners from all over the world. David is still the race director and is on course at all times on race day. Check out David's amazing story at www.wearesuperman.com