1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia, Muscogee County, United States

Start Date

05/28/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, Full Marathon (26.2 Mi), Half Marathon (13.1 Mi), 5K (3.1 Miles)

The Heroes of America Marathon and Half Marathon Saturday, May 28, 2022 race starts and finishes at the National Infantry Museum, runs through parts of Ft Benning and on the beautiful Columbus RiverWalk.  The course is reasonably flat with one hill and a few short inclines.  The Heroes of America 5k also starts at the National Infantry Museum immediately after the Half Marathon start. Because of the width of the Riverwalk the Heroes of America Marathon does not allow participants who use hand-cranks.

Event details and schedule

Friday, May 27, 2022 at the National Infantry Museum:

11:00 am to 7:30 pm - Packet Pickup, Registration and Expo

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the National Infantry Museum

6:00 am to 7:45 am - Packet Pickup, Registration and Expo

8:00 am - Start of Marathon & Half Marathon

8:10 am - Start of 5k

12:00 pm - Close of Half Marathon

3:00 pm - Close of Marathon

EVENT DETAILS:

MARATHON
 
The Heroes of America Marathon course is a 26.2 mile course that starts and finishes at the National Infantry Museum. The start line and finish line are on the Avenue of Flags along the east side of the National Infantry Museum. The first 7.5 miles of the course are on Ft. Benning. The remaining course is essentially an out and back that runs along the Columbus and Phenix City RiverWalk.  
 
Minimum Age Restriction for Marathon
 
The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America Marathon is 16 years old.  Most experts believe that training for and running a 26.2 mile race is best done after a runner has matured both physically and mentally.  Age 16 is the minimum age our race committee has decided for the 26.2 mile marathon
 
Start Time: 8:00am EST
End Time: 3:00pm EST
 
HALF MARATHON
 
The Heroes of America Half Marathon course is a 13.1 mile course that starts and finishes at the National Infantry Museum. The start line and finish line are on the Avenue of Flags along the east side of the National Infantry Museum. The first 7.5 miles of the course are on Ft. Benning. The remaining miles are out and back on the RiverWalk from Oxbow Meadows to the Water Works Treatment Facility, then returns on the RiverWalk to the National Infantry Museum.
 
Minimum Age Restriction for Half Marathon
 
The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America Half Marathon is 10 years old.  Most experts believe that training for and running a 13.1 mile race is best done after a runner has reached at least the age of 10.  Age 10 is the minimum age our race committee has decided for the 13.1 mile Heroes of America Half Marathon.
 
Start Time: 8:00am EST
End Time: 12:00pm EST
 
RELAY MARATHON
 
Each team will consist of no less than 2 runners and no more than 4 runners. The relay teams start at the same start line as the other runners. There are three exchange points on the course: mile 7.1, mile 13.1 and mile 20.2. The first and third legs of the relay are longer at over 7 miles long while the second and fourth legs of the relay are shorter at a little over 6 miles long (basically a 10k). The lead runner on the Relay Team will wear a slap bracelet on his/her wrist. At each exchange point the runner removes the slap bracelet and hands it to the next runner. The last runner receives the slap bracelet and a race bib with a timing chip to get a finishing time. Each runner wears a Race Bib with the same Relay Team number (e.g. 5001A, lB, lC and 1D). The relay exchange points are accessible by car. Transportation for relay team members will not be provided by the Heroes of America Marathon. Relay exchange point #1 is on S. Lumpkin Road directly beside the National Infantry Museum at the crossing to Oxbow Meadows. Relay exchange points #2 and #3 are on the River Walk behind the VFW on Victory Drive about 0.2 mile south of the Bulldog Marina. To access Relay exchange points #2 and #3 you can park at the Victory Drive Overlook on Victory Drive across the street from the Dolly Madison plant near the VFW and walk down the stairs from the parking lot to the River Walk.
 
5K
 
The 5K race starts right after the start of the marathon and half marathon races. Runners for the 5K race will queue up behind the marathon and half marathon runners. After the start of the marathon and half marathon race, the 5K runners will move up to the same start line to begin the 5K race.
 
The Heroes of America 5K course is a 3.1 mile course that starts and finishes at the same start and finish line for the marathon and half marathon at the National Infantry Museum. The 5K course runs down the Avenue of Flags along the east side of the National Infantry Museum, turns left at the parking lot of the National Infantry Museum and runs to the entrance of the Museum at South Lumpkin Road, then turns left on South Lumpkin Road and runs to the entrance of the River Walk at Oxbow Meadows where the course continues on the River Walk along the Oxbow golf course to the public road leading to the Water Works Treatment Facility. The course turns left at the public road leading to the Water Works Facility and runs for a short distance before turning around to return on the River Walk to South Lumpkin Road and to the National Infantry Museum to finish on the Avenue of Flags.
 
Minimum Age for 5K
 
The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America 5k Race is 6 years old.
 
Start Time: 8:10am EST
End Time: 12:00pm EST
 
CERTIFICATION:
 
Marathon course is certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier. The USATF Certification Number is USATF GA17085WC.
 
AWARDS:
 
Race finishers will receive a race t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Overall winners and age-group winners will also receive awards for each event.  
 
Each member of the relay team will receive a finisher’s t-shirt and a finisher’s medal.
 
PACKET PICKUP:
 
Packet pickup will be at the National Infantry Museum on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.  A team representative may pick up the registration packet with a bib for each member of the relay team.
 
PARKING:
 
There are several places to park on race day:
Parking lot of the National Infantry Museum
Parking lot at Oxbow Meadows across the street from the Museum
Side of S. Lumpkin Road south of the National Infantry Museum
Grass parking lot on S. Lumpkin Road about 1/2 miles south of the Museum
Benning Road south of the Museum
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Arrive early to park and plan to walk 1/2 mile the start line of the race
Lumpkin Road will be one-way traffic to the Infantry Museum on Race Day
Ft. Benning Road will close a few minutes before the start of the race on Race Day
Parking along S. Limpkin Road north of the National Infantry Museum is restricted because it's part of race course
 

 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Heroes of America Marathon (Civilian)

    Minimum Age Restriction for Marathon The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America Marathon is 16 years old. Most experts believe that training for and running a 26.2 mile race is best done after a runner has matured both physically and mentally. Age 16 is the minimum age our race committee has decided for the 26.2 mile marathon
    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 15:00
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
      Registration closes : 5/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $70.00
      Processing fee : $5.06
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $105.00
      Processing fee : $7.09
    • Registration opens : 9/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $115.00
      Processing fee : $7.67
    • Registration opens : 4/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $125.00
      Processing fee : $8.25
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $130.00
      Processing fee : $8.54


  2. Heroes of American Marathon (Military)

    Minimum Age Restriction for Marathon The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America Marathon is 16 years old. Most experts believe that training for and running a 26.2 mile race is best done after a runner has matured both physically and mentally. Age 16 is the minimum age our race committee has decided for the 26.2 mile marathon
    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 15:00
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
      Registration closes : 5/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $70.00
      Processing fee : $5.06
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $80.00
      Processing fee : $5.64
    • Registration opens : 9/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $85.00
      Processing fee : $5.93
    • Registration opens : 4/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $6.80


  3. Heroes of America Half Marathon (Civilian)

    Minimum Age Restriction for Half Marathon The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America Half Marathon is 10 years old. Most experts believe that training for and running a 13.1 mile race is best done after a runner has reached at least the age of 10. Age 10 is the minimum age our race committee has decided for the 13.1 mile Heroes of America Half Marathon
    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
      Registration closes : 5/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $80.00
      Processing fee : $5.64
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $90.00
      Processing fee : $6.22
    • Registration opens : 9/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $6.80
    • Registration opens : 4/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $105.00
      Processing fee : $7.09
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $110.00
      Processing fee : $7.38


  4. Heroes of America Half Marathon (Military)

    Minimum Age Restriction for Half Marathon The minimum age to register for the Heroes of America Half Marathon is 10 years old. Most experts believe that training for and running a 13.1 mile race is best done after a runner has reached at least the age of 10. Age 10 is the minimum age our race committee has decided for the 13.1 mile Heroes of America Half Marathon
    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
      Registration closes : 5/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.90
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77
    • Registration opens : 9/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $5.35
    • Registration opens : 4/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $85.00
      Processing fee : $5.93
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $90.00
      Processing fee : $6.22


  5. Heroes of America 5K (Civilian)

    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 09:15
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03


  6. Heroes of America 5K (Military)

    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 09:15
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 20:13
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


  7. Heroes of America Relay (Civilian)

    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 15:00
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 21:22
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 21:22
      Registration closes : 5/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $195.00
      Processing fee : $12.31
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $225.00
      Processing fee : $14.05
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $255.00
      Processing fee : $13.24
    • Registration opens : 9/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $270.00
      Processing fee : $13.96
    • Registration opens : 4/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $290.00
      Processing fee : $14.92
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $295.00
      Processing fee : $15.16


  8. Heroes of America Relay (Military)

    Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 15:00
    Registration opens : 3/1/2021 21:22
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/1/2021 21:22
      Registration closes : 5/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $165.00
      Processing fee : $10.57
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $175.00
      Processing fee : $11.15
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $200.00
      Processing fee : $12.60
    • Registration opens : 9/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $225.00
      Processing fee : $14.05
    • Registration opens : 4/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $235.00
      Processing fee : $14.63
    • Registration opens : 5/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/25/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $240.00
      Processing fee : $14.92


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