Hero Half Marathon

Muscular Dystrophy Association Arkansas

20 Sep 2016 Posted by admin in Beneficiaries

The seventh and final beneficiary spotlight is on the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Arkansas.The muscular dystrophy association supports neuromuscular diseases that take away physical strength, independence, and life.  One of the most recognized diseased of this group is ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  The…

HHM Runner: Cameron Crane

19 Sep 2016 Posted by admin in HHM Runner Stories

Cameron Crane was the overall winner of the first Hero Half Marathon in 2014!! What an accomplishment!  Read Cameron’s story below!When did you start running? I started running in Junior high school when I could run the fastest mile in my gym class, so I joined the…

HHM Runners: Brittney and Grant Skelton

12 Sep 2016 Posted by admin in HHM Runner Stories

Brittney & Grant ran the Hero Half Marathon in 2015!  We love seeing couples running together and showing their children how fun it is to be active!When did you start running? We’ve both always been athletic but never pursued running until 5 years ago when Brittney ran…

Fayetteville Firefighters Scholarship Fund

11 Sep 2016 Posted by admin in Beneficiaries

$9,000 That’s how much money the Fayetteville Firefighter’s donated to students for scholarships last semester.  Every semester students associated with the Fayetteville Fire Department can apply for a $300 scholarship towards their education.  They strive to not leave any student in need: as long as they’re…

HHM Runner: Julie Andreasen

05 Sep 2016 Posted by admin in HHM Runner Stories

Runner Julie Andreasen traveled all the way from Springville, UT to run the 2015 Hero Half Marathon!! Read her story below…When did you start running? I started running in high school. I was on the cross country and track teams because my older sister (Crystal-who I ran…

Camp Sunshine

04 Sep 2016 Posted by admin in Beneficiaries

Camp Sunshine was founded in 1991 and is fully funded by the Arkansas Professional Firefighters who raise thousands of dollars annually to support the camp! Camp Sunshine is for children ages 4-16 who have suffered significant burns (at least 10% or greater) and may have significant scarring…

HHM Runner: Jennifer Elzey

29 Aug 2016 Posted by admin in HHM Runner Stories

Learn about HHM Runner Jennifer Elzey: Jennifer was the first person to sign up for the 2016 Hero Half Marathon- even before we announced that registration was open!When did you start running? I started running in 2014 when a co-worker of mine suggested we try the…

Arkansas Special Olympics

28 Aug 2016 Posted by admin in Beneficiaries

Did you know that the Arkansas Special Olympics sponsors 15,000 athletes state wide- including 500 in Washington, Benton, and Madison counties? Approximately 1 in 6 families is touched by Special Olympics through donors, athletes, and volunteers. Talk about a statistic. Special Olympics Arkansas offers 20 different…

HHM Runner: Caleb Eytcheson

22 Aug 2016 Posted by admin in HHM Runner Stories

Caleb is a firefighter with the Ponca City Fire Department and ran the Hero Half Marathon in 2015!When did you start running? I started running in high school during baseball my senior year I got in trouble and my coach had me run 10 miles a day…

The Spark Foundation

21 Aug 2016 Posted by admin in Beneficiaries

The second beneficiary of the Hero Half Marathon that we’re highlighting is The Spark Foundation!(If you missed the first post about the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, check here!)The Spark Foundation (formerly known as Cow Paddy) mission is to positively impact our community by providing access to…