True to the Blue 5K

Daytona Beach, FL, USA
04 Nov, 2023 (Sat)


5 km

Trail running

5 km


About the event

Looking for a run/walk that inspires you? The Heroes Legacy Trail Run on Saturday, November 4, 2023 will honor two veterans and former students of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with unique, heartbreaking stories: Ashley Guindon and Zachary Michael Capra.

Ashley Guindon was one of Embry-Riddle's first graduates of the Homeland Security program. Ashley was a Marine Corps veteran who was tragically killed in the line of duty on her first day on the job as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA. on February 27, 2016.

Zachary Michael Capra, a Navy veteran and student in the Embry-Riddle flight program dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot but was tragically killed on April 4, 2018, one month before his graduation. During Zach’s final check ride to obtain his commercial pilot’s license, the small engine plane he was flying crashed after the left wing separated from the aircraft.

Funds raised from the Heroes Legacy run will equally benefit the Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship and Zach Capra Memorial Aviation Scholarship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a career in homeland security (Guindon) and aviation (Capra) in order to support the dreams of hard-working, compassionate, and goal-oriented young adults like Ashley and Zach.

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 7:45 am

WHERE: The start/finish line will be located on the ERAU Track on the east side of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus.

Address: 1 Aerospace Space Blvd, Daytona Beach FL 32114.
For Directions and Campus Map, click here.

ROUTE: This trail run is a two-loop course that follows portions of the Embry-Riddle cross-country course, which is one of the most challenging courses in the state of Florida. It is a true cross-country course including all types of terrains, a 150-meter grass hill, mulch trails, and concrete. The two loops add up to a little less than 3 miles, but due to the nature of the course, the total distance may be a little shorter or further depending on the GPS being used. Don't let the terrain intimidate you for the sense of accomplishment when you finish is well worth the effort! Elite runners, first-timers, and walkers are all welcome! Leashed, well-behaved dogs are also permitted.

ENTRY FEES: General Public: $25.00 through October 15; $30 from October 16 - November 3, and $35 on race day.  Current Students (any student): $20 with promo code "ERAUStudent". If using the student rate, student IDs will be checked at packet pick-up/race day. If unable to present a student ID the participant will be asked to reregister at the $35 rate.

REGISTRATION: Online registration will be open through race morning. In-person race day registration will be credit or debit card only. 

GIVEAWAYS: Runners registered by Sunday, October 15th are guaranteed their requested size for the Heroes Legacy Trail Run race t-shirt and a race medal. Extra t-shirts and medals will be available at packet pick up and race day, but on a first come first served basis. 


PACKET PICK-UP:  Packets for in-person participants will be available for pickup on race day. All participants will check-in at the registration table prior to the race to receive a wrist band. After the race, shirt and medals will be given out.  

Races offered by this event

You have 6 weeks to prepare

Virtual 5K

Virtual race
04-05 Nov, 2023 (Sat - Sun) - 00:00
5 km

Heroes Legacy Trail Run

04 Nov, 2023 (Sat) - 07:45
Trail running
5 km
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