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!

We are listening to feedback, and are working with the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and Hanover Conservancy to get the hike into the woods! Plans include a short route and a long route to provide an “off the beaten path” experience for all fitness and energy levels. The new route 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 all 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. Check back for official routes and course maps.

Hikers are invited to 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 (coming soon!) and register!

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

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