If you want to get off the beaten path, or want to take on more than 5K but less than 13.1 miles register for the CHaD HERO hike.

NEW in 2017!

A 5 and 7 mile hike option that offers an “off the beaten path” experience for all fitness and energy levels. The new routes will take hikers along the Quinn, Trout Brook, Indian Ridge, Northside and Wheelock Trails, and will end using the Riverwalk Trail leading hikers to the Dartmouth Green.  

The start and finish for both hike routes will be in downtown Hanover, so participants will remain part of the overall event, have easy access to the CHaD HERO festival, and all event amenities. Water stops will be provided. Click here for the official course map.

The official hike start time is 10am with Kid HERO on sight to give each participant a high five and send them off on a heroic hike! 

Hikers may start their walk anytime between 10am -1:00pm on CHaD HERO DAY with 2 exceptions:

  • Hikers are not permitted in the starting area between 11:15am and 12:30pm during the official start for Cam's Course, or the 5K and half marathon runs.
  • Hikers need to plan to finish their walk by 3:00pm when course support ends.

Hikers are asked to stay on sidewalks and marked trails. The hiking course is not appropriate for strollers. Please check and follow all local regulations if you would like to bring your dog.

Check out the course map here and register!

A special thank you to the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and Hanover Conservancy for their support! 

Embrace the challenge and join us as we HERO up and take the oath to protect CHaD kids on October 22! 

HERO Oath:

On Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth
I promise to protect our youth
For every child, mom, and dad
I’ll support the work of CHaD
I’ll be on the Green next year
In my tights and hero gear
To be a part of this great FORCE
And not complain about the course

Contact us if you have further questions about participating in the CHaD HERO.