Welcome to the RUN FOR HEROES


Registration is now closed.  There are a handful of spots left in the variuos races and you can register for them in person on Saturday from 10am to 6pm at Race Kit Pick Up/Expo at the Libro Centre.  See details below.  First come first serve.  



2014 RESULTS 5K 

2014 RESULTS 10K,21K,42K 


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 pledges and donations raised to benefit the Caregiver Support Programs at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County.



 2015 Finisher's Medals

2015 Kid's Marathon


This unique event is presented by Libro Credit Union for school age children who will do a virtual marathon and track it on a pledge sheet for the Alzheimer Society.  They will raise money and at the same time track their progress of running 41K with parental supervision.  So it might be 1K a day over 41 days or how ever this works for your child.  They bring the filled out training log form and run the last 1K with us and get a super cool Run For Super Heroes Marathon Medal.  You will register your child below at no cost and get the pledge form for a minimum total donation of $50.00.  Once that is complete you will get your training log to be filled out.  You must register your child before handing in the pledge form so we can make sure we have enough medals for the kids.  

Registration Fees

Half Marathon Run Closed

7:20am Start Time

10K Run Closed

8:00 am Start Time

Half Marathon Walk Closed

7:20am Start Time

10K Walk Closed

8:00 am Start Time

1K Heroes Dash Closed

10:20 am Start Time

Kid's Dash 550M Closed

10:15 am Start Time

Kid's Marathon 1K Closed

10:20 am Start Time

Super Heroes 5K Run Closed

8:00 am Start Time

Super Heroes 5K Walk Closed

8:00am Start Time

Health Expo/Race Kit Pick Up

NO RACE KIT PICKUP THE MORNING OF SUNDAY THE 20th (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Morning)


Health Expo is located at 3295 Meloche St , Amherstburg ON in the LIBRO Credit Union Centre - formerly the United Communities Credit Union Complex (UCCUC)

Saturday September 19th,  10am till 6pm

Race kit must be picked up before Sunday.  All races can pick up their packets at the Expo on Saturday.  

Kids runs packages will be able to be picked up at Expo or Race Day

In order to avoid any issues or confusion, it is very important for every participant to pick up their own race kit in person.  

RunningFlat has a NO REFUND policy.


Boutique Run

We are a 'boutique' race because we are small, intimate, with gorgeous scenery, very fast and super flat. Almost 35% of all runners from our past 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.  There is no Marathon offered in 2015.


51% PB on our course.  Trust me you will love this intimate and personal race.

More info

Run For Heroes course has aid stations every 2k with a port-a-john, lots of entertainment and a professional pace group from marathonpacing.com to get you in on time. There are stunning wetlands, long views of the Detroit River and a run through Historic Fort Malden, the epicenter of the War of 1812. We are a boutique Marathon with a great course and we limit it to only 3,000 runners. 

Great tech shirt, colourful medal, bib/chip, Photos (will be proving the photography that is included in your registration fee) and Pacers are all included.  We keep the price low, so you can help raise some funds for Alzheimer's through pledges and giving. 

Event Schedule

  • September 19 10:00 AM EDT - Health Expo -Race Kit Pick Up Mandatory- NO RACE KIT PICK UP RACE DAY MORNING except 5K

  • September 20 7:20 AM EDT - Half Marathon(Run/Walk)

  • September 20 8:00 AM EDT - 10K (Run/Walk) 5K (Run/Walk)

  • September 20 10:15 AM EDT - Kid's Marathon1K and 550M

Contact Information

Event Location

3295 Meloche Road, Amherstburg, ON, Canada

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