The “Be A Hero Run” – A Virtual Event!
To Benefit The Arc of Erie County and The Epilepsy Project
Saturday, July 4th – Saturday, July 18th, 2020
To register for this event, visit

The Arc of Erie has joined forces this year with The Epilepsy Project for a special summer event. During this pandemic year, will you “Be a Hero” for individuals and families touched by a disability?Join us on Facebook Live July 4th on the Facebook event page as Millennium Sound and Ryan Bizzarro kick off a two-week series of Fun-filled challenges. You only pay $20 per household and each family that registers will receive an Iron Empire drawstring tote bag, a custom water bottle with our new event logo, and a variety of family friendly goodies!

You can create a team and be heroes together.  New this year – you can create a fundraising page and race to see how much money you can raise for both these awesome organizations!

The event will run from July 4th – July 18th. Challenges will be superhero themed and will be listed below in the coming week. Event details will also be posted on each organization’s FB page and on the Facebook Event page.  As you complete a challenge, post it to Facebook and tag @The Arc of Erie OR @The Epilepsy Project and #HeroRun2020.  We will keep track of all posts and entries.  Prizes can be won for:
  • Most challenges completed
  • Fastest time for 5K and 1 mile (prizes will be for fastest overall for each – no age groups)
  • Most money raised
  • Most people on a team
  • Most social shares
Not up for completing every challenge? No worries.  Every challenge completed enters you into a separate drawing for a prize just for participating! Stay tuned for more details on prizes.  We have toys, fabulous local merchandise, and gift cards for local eateries and family fun outings.  There will also be raffle baskets available to bid on. Photos will be listed in the coming weeks on this site and will be promoted through both organization’s Facebook pages.
Will you “Be A Hero?” We hope so!  See you on Facebook! #HeroRun2020