Jul 23, 2022

The Hero's Journey 5k Run/ Walk

Admission: $35 Adult $30 Child $10 Virtual

Location: 7/20 Memorial Reflection Garden at the Aurora Municipal Center

15151 E Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80012

Contact: Heather Dearman
Email: hdearman@auroragov.org
Phone: (303) 907-0583

The Hero's Journey 5k Run/ Walk

The Hero's Journey relates to any person who faces a challenge, encounters struggles to overcome it, and returns home a Hero. We hope this 5K is a transformative experience as you run/walk together; whether you are a veteran runner or this is your first 5K. We chose to start the run across from the theater and end in the 7/20 Memorial in the Reflection Garden as your return home/finish line to honor the journey from tragedy to hope. It is the perfect place for each of us to honor and celebrate our collective accomplishment as well as our heroes from the 7-20-12 event. All proceeds will go towards the Zack Golditch opportunity scholarship. Zack is an Aurora, CO native who, though in the adjacent theater, was in wounded in the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. Zack spent parts of two seasons in the NFL before coming back to the Front Range. He now follows the path of those who came to his aid 10 years ago, with his career as a firefighter at South Metro Fire. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event.

The 7/20 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that honors loved ones taken in the Aurora Theater shooting as well as celebrates the resilience of our community and communities across the nation who have suffered similar tragedy. To produce this race, The 7/20 Foundation is collaborating with Zack Golditch, a theater shooting survivor, whose goal it is to create a scholarship for Aurora high school seniors who are student athletes. Proceeds from this run will go directly towards creating the Zack Golditch Opportunity Scholarship.