The CHaD HERO: Elevated

Participate in the 15th annual CHaD HERO virtually from October 4 - October 18, 2020!

When we began planning the 2020 CHaD HERO, we brainstormed how to make this 15th year a truly unique celebration, never anticipating just how different this year would be from any before. Although we had hoped to be able to be back on the Dartmouth College Green in a sea of superhero costumes on October 18, the decision has been made that this year's CHaD HERO will take place virtually from October 4 - October 18, 2020. Superheroes need to be ready for anything at a moment's notice and we've had our fair share of event hurdles in the past, from moving the 2011 CHaD HERO date with 24 hours to spare because of Hurricane Irene, to re-routing our Half course due to construction, and even a bit of snow on event day. We hope that you will accept this new challenge with us and help make the 2020 CHaD HERO another amazing event in support of CHaD kids.

Think of this year's CHaD HERO as your favorite song, remixed. It's the CHaD HERO you know and love, elevated. It's not taking place in one day in one location, but during 15 days in any location. Not being tied to a specific geographic location means that you can expand your team and donor base and, ultimately, elevate your fundraising efforts for CHaD.

Due to the switch to a virtual event, registration is $15 per participant and we are waiving fundraising minimums for 2020. You can choose to do your classic CHaD HERO activities like run, walk, hike, or bike, or complete your own Virtual Quest activity -- hike the Appalachian Trail, race across the state, do a read-a-thon, the sky's the limit! Complete your activity anytime, anywhere from October 4-18.

The event format is different this year, but the mission remains the same: raise much-needed funds to support the kids and programs at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)!

If you have any questions or are in need of assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to CHaD HERO HQ at

HEROES together, even when we're apart!


CHaD HERO proceeds are used to help CHaD kids with critical services such as support when they are in pediatric intensive care and management of chronic illnesses, as well as patient and family support services that are so important to the well-being of kids and their futures.

Your support helps kids get back to the business of being kids! To learn more about the difference that your CHaD HERO participation and fundraising can make for CHaD kids, click here.