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Sat June 1, 2024 Louisville, KY 40208 US Directions



University of Louisville Track Stadium
2125 South Floyd Street
Louisville, KY US 40208



The 3rd Annual Louisville Honor Earned, Remembrance Owed (H.E.R.O.) Run/Walk/Ruck honors those who died in battle and those we lost at home to the psychological wounds of war. Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2024 for a day of camaraderie and connection. Proceeds will benefit our new charity partner USA Cares, a four-star rated charity providing financial assistance to post-9/11 Veterans and their families, as well as the University of Louisville's Salute to Service Scholarship Fund.

In its first two years, the Louisville H.E.R.O. Run/Walk/Ruck had over 650 participants and donated over $34,000 to help Kentuckiana Veterans and their families. Join us to support these two great charities, learn more about local Veteran organizations, and take home a unique finisher's medal.

The Louisville H.E.R.O. Run/Walk/Ruck is a family friendly event, and will once again take place at the University of Louisville Cardinal Track Stadium, 2125 South Floyd Street in Louisville. The route will leave the track and field stadium, take participants around the beautiful University of Louisville campus, and finish on the track.

*NEW RACE ROUTE & ADDITIONAL DISTANCE OPTION FOR 2024* - We are excited to announce a new, faster route for the 5K Run/Walk/Ruck. We are also now offering a 5 mile route option at no additional cost! Click on the Course Maps below for more info.


$30 for civilians, $25 for Military/Veterans.

Kids 8 and under can also choose to run our FREE 100-meter fun run.

Veterans and Active Duty Military use the code "veteran" at checkout to receive $5 off registration


Race Ambassadors

*New for 2024* - Recruit 5 friends and family to register, and get your race registration refunded! Details will be included in your confirmation email after you sign up.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be Friday, May 31, 2024 at Mission BBQ, 4607 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Race day packet pickup and registration will be from 7:00am to 7:45am at Cardinal Track Stadium. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to pick up their race packets / swag bags on Friday


All 5K and 5 Mile finishers will receive a beautiful wood medal to add to their race collection. We are proud to have our medal produced by Thomas Woodworking, a business owned by an Active Duty military family. Josh has been serving in the Army since 2003, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Josh's sister is an Army Veteran who deployed to Afghanistan. His father served in the Army and was in a long-range recon patrol unit in Vietnam. Josh's grandfather served in the Navy during WWII. Tara Jo is a military spouse, the sister of an Army Guard Veteran who deployed to Iraq, and the granddaughter of an Army WWII Veteran. Thomas Woodworking KY started as a hobby and evolved into a business in 2017.

Additional awards for top civilian and Veteran male and female finishers for both the 5K and 5 mile distances.

Course Maps (5K) (5 Miler)

About Supported Charities

USA Cares

USA Cares was launched through a grassroots partnership between WAVE-3 TV in Louisville, KY, the Mid-South Division of Kroger Food Stores, and the Association of the United States Army Fort Knox Chapter. USA Cares is now a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that has assisted thousands of Veterans and Military families facing hardships related to service.

USA Cares’ mission is to provide post-9/11 military Veterans, service members, and their families with financial assistance and post service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability.  Their services improve the quality of life for Veterans and their families and reduce potential factors that can contribute to Veteran suicide. 

University of Louisville Salute to Service Scholarship Fund

With more than 1,000 self-identified Veteran students and dependents of Veterans using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, UofL has a large Veteran student community. While UofL has been named “Military Friendly” for 11 consecutive years, one small way the university is helping Veteran and dependent students even more is by having a scholarship fund these students can access. 

The Salute to Service Veteran and Dependent Scholarship Fund is used to assist Veterans and their dependent students to help them achieve their academic goals and their career aspirations. The fund is administered through the Military-Connected Student Resource Center. UofL began offering this scholarship in the fall 2022 semester.

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