Dave and I have been doing our best to keep up with our New Year’s resolutions to get healthy this year. Part of that resolution includes working out. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay motivated simply by running in place on a treadmill. That’s why I’m excited about the Hero Rush, a firefighter themed obstacle course, taking place in different locations all over the country this spring and summer.

Hero RushHero Rush is an inspiring obstacle course that was designed by veteran firefighters It’s a 5-7k race where runners face 15-20 obstacles that simulate real emergencies including:

  • Crawling through a smoke-filled maze
  • Drag a massive fire hose
  • Scale steep roofs
  • Climb ladders
  • Break through windows
  • …and more!

Doesn’t that sound fun?!

Kids can get in on the action too. There is a short dash for children ages 4-6 years old that is free. And there’s a mini-obstacle course for those aged 7-13. All proceeds from the Kids’ Firefighter Adventure Course will benefit a local fire service/public safety themed charity.

There’s also the Inferno Midway for spectators where they will get the chance to experience firefighter themed challenges and obstacles, vendors, live entertainment and more

The Hero Rush gives back to the firefighting community through national and local fire-related charities. The designated national charity is The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation which will receive a $20 donation for each runner who races in the “343 Wave” which honors firefighters killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Hero Rush events are scheduled to take place in  Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Texas, Los Angeles, Oregon, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New York, Carolinas, and Florida.