Labor Day "Be Your Own Hero" 5K/10K

Online Registration is now closed.  Please join us race morning at 6:30 a.m. to register in person.  Same Day registration is $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K.  Shirts will be available while supplies last.

Don't want to run, but want to be a part of the Labor Day Be Your Own Hero 5K/10K? Then volunteer. We love our volunteers and would love to have you join us. Click the button below to sign up to volunteer.

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
7:30 am
AMC Theaters
2600 Cobb Place Lane
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Register by 8/24 to guarantee shirt

Come celebrate Labor Day & enjoy one last day off to say good bye to summer. Labor day is about celebrating all the people in the workforce. The inaugural running of the Be Your Own Hero 5K/10K will be for all the Police & Firefighters out there. A portion of the Proceeds will be going to the Gold Shield Foundation. You can join in and raise money for a great cause. Awesome awards and a great finish line festival.

Event Beneficiary...The Gold Shield Foundation

Originally our purpose was that of aiding the surviving spouses and children of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, the Foundation’s mission has grown as we have diligently listened to the needs from within the fire and police communities in which we serve.Today, the Gold Shield Foundation works to provide aid for law enforcement officers, firefighters, their spouses and children, whose lives have been altered as a result of line of duty deaths and injuries.

Entry Fee & Registration

Early Bird registration through July 20th: 5K...$25 & 10K...$30. Regular Registration through Aug. 30: 5K...$30 & 10K...$35. Race Day registrations are welcome for an additional $5, and shirts will be available while supplies last.

Costumes & Dress Up

You don't have to dress up...but we'll be looking for some awesome hero's...So if you want, come dressed up as your favorite super hero.

Race Day Schedule

6:30 am...Packet Pickup & race day registration. 7:30 am...Races Start.


Both the 10K & 5K are certified courses that start and finish in the Parking Lot of AMC Theatres in Kennesaw. Both routes fairly flat & fast, and are an out and back, run entirely on the roadway.

Aid Stations

All aid stations will have water & energy drink. The 5K will have 2 stops, and the 10K will have 5.

Awards, Goodies, & Festival

All participants registered by 8/24 are guaranteed a moisture wicking race shirt (child sizes may be cotton). Women's cuts are also available! Awards in both races to the Overall male & Femal, Overall Masters (40+) as well as the top 3 in each age group. (10 & under - 65+ for the 5K; 19 & under - 65+ for the 10K)

Finisher Awards

All 10K participants will receive a custom finisher awards.

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into the Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the championships to be held in Dec., 2014. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see event website for details.


$25 - $35