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New York Hero Rush 2012

September 08, 2012

Ellms Family Farm

448 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY, United States

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September 08, 2012

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Ellms Family Farm
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Race Start Time:

Waves every 30 min. 8:30a-1pm

Our “343″ wave at 12:30p is dedicated to the firefighters lost on 9/11. Each runner wears a commemorative racer’s bib showing the name of one of these fallen heroes. The wave is an additional $10, which will be matched by Hero Rush and donated entirely to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.


Ellms Family Farm
448 Charlton Road
Ballston Spa, NY, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

Every course will be at least 5K (3.1 miles) ... with varied terrain and lots of up, down, under and over to make it feel FAR longer (so be in shape!). At some 2012 locations, we'll be trialing alternative routes, varied level obstacles and actual distances will vary by venue! We know you'll be challenged by the obstacles themselves, but we'll also be exploring unique ways to make the course even more so!


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Who’s Attending?

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Cost & Pricing:

$65July 6th
$74September 5th (Registration Closes)

Firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement & Military Save Another $5 Automatically
VIPs get special parking, express on-site check-in and bag check, specially-designed bib, $5 in EXTRA Hero Dinero AND a $5 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation included. Add to your registration when you sign up.
We do not offer refunds on runner registrations, but they are easily transferable up to 30 days prior to the event.

What You Get / What's Included:

  • Full access to Hero Rush & Course
  • Timing with onsite & online results
  • Custom runners bib
  • Inferno Tour 2012 t-shirt
  • Heroic completion medal
  • Inferno Midway Experience
  • $5 Hero Dinero, good for food, beverages & apparel


Course Description:

Our obstacles are unique and intense! If you’re looking for new challenges, obstacles unlike other races and are ready to go beyond mud right into mayhem – Hero Rush is for you. You’ll race to the scene and tackle many things a firefighter would do at a blaze or other emergency... You’ll slide, climb, crawl, get wet, search for victims, drag and carry equipment, carry stretchers, race up stairs, fight your way through smoke and flames .. and more! Did we mention you’ll get WET?

Here's a list of obstacles you might be facing: Dispatch Descent, Bystander Blast, Mazed and Confused, Forcible Fury, Dummy Draggin', Sretcher Evac, Hoarder's Hell, Hose Advancin', Foam Adventure, Towerin' Inferno - Raining Stairs, Stayin' Alive: CPR Stop, HazMat Zone, Fire Truck Tackle, Basement Entrapped, Smoke Jumper, Entaglment, and Inferno Ending!

Aid Stations:

There will be at least two water stations along each 5k course, and one at the end. Remember to hydrate yourself the night and morning before you race


After each Hero Rush event, we will award one team with the Team Axe Award. The award goes to the team with the fastest average time of the top 4 fastest team members. The winning team will receive the Team Axe Award, a team photo and will be immortalized on our Facebook page and the Hero Rush website! To be eligible, a team must have four or more members, and each team member must complete all obstacles in order to qualify for the Team Axe Award.

At each Hero Rush event, we will award the team with the most members the Largest Team Award. The largest team will receive a Hero Rush award, a team photo and will be immortalized on our Facebook page and the Hero Rush website!


Based on competitive wave results, prizes will go home with the top three men and women racers, plus the top three men and top three women in each age division – 14-20, 21-34, 35-44, and 45+. The top male and female finishers from the competitive waves get a free race pass for an upcoming event.

Note, you must be registered for and run in a competitive wave AND complete all obstacles on the course in order to be eligible for timing prizes.

We’ll also award a prize to the best – and most heroic – costume! Plus we’ll add more awards for unique categories – submit your ideas for a one-of-a-kind Hero Rush prize category here.


No one sits around when an emergency is happening — so why should anyone just watch at Hero Rush? Spectators are free and get full access to the Inferno Midway filled with vendors, festival features and entertainment, access to great viewing areas for multiple obstacles (and spectator interaction with some). Just show up on race day at least an hour before any specific waves you want to watch and go to the designated Spectator sign-up area. All spectators need to sign a waiver.

Post Party:

Cool music all day, food and drinks, awesome firematic merch and lots to see and do – it’s a full Hero Experience!


We have two kids courses — a short dash for the 4-6 crowd that is completely free — and a mini-obstacle course for 7-13 year-olds that includes a medal and t-shirt for $15. All profits from the Kids Course benefit the local charity.

No pets or children under 14 years old are allowed on the Hero Rush course.

No outside alcohol, food or beverages. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the event. No coolers allowed.

Complimentary bag check will be available onsite, and donations to a local charity will be encouraged.


Team registration is available and encouraged — get your friends, co-workers, gym buds and more to join you in the Rush. Visit our teams FAQ for more information or get started creating your team here. The largest and most creative groups will get special recognition — and maybe a few surprises!

Camping Info:

Tent or RV camping may be available at some events – check your local event page for information.

Coupons / Discount Codes:

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