Event Director Info
A Hero's 5K
P.O. Box 4352
Greenville, SC 29608
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
. However, you may register at packet pickup Friday, January 31 from 11am to 6pm at Run In (located at 1942 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29605) or race day, February 1 from 7am to 8:30am inside of Timmons Arena. T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SPC. Geoffrey Whitsitt was killed in action on January 13, 2010. Unfortunately, many preceded him, and many have since followed him. It is very easy to look at these deaths as a raw number – part of the ‘scorecard’ of war – as the date of this writing, 5726. However, behind each of these numbers lies a real person – a person missed and mourned by family and friends, never to be forgotten.
It is because of the legacy of Geoff that A Hero’s 5K exists. A Hero’s 5k was founded in 2010 and is a 5k walk/run held annually in February at Furman University to remember all of the soldiers who fought, died, and lived for our great country. We exist to raise awareness of the sacrifices made each day by the United States Military, and to raise money to support the needs of South Carolina servicemen and women and their families.
A Hero’s 5K proudly supports the efforts of Upstate Warrior Solution and Patriot Rovers. All proceeds from the 2014 race will go toward these two organizations:
Upstate Warrior Solution
is a community-based non-profit organization in the Upstate of South Carolina that connects warriors and their families to the resources they need, and guides them through the process of developing realistic solutions for a variety of areas of their lives (
Patriot Rovers Inc.
provides professionally trained and certified Psychiatric Service Dogs, instruction, therapeutic group camaraderie and support services to Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of their service to our country (
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
Want to support A Hero's 5K, but cannot attend race day? Register for Support from Afar and we'll mail your t-shirt and bib to you!