With more than 14 million survivors in America, we all know someone who has beaten cancer. 

Lutheran's Cancer Center of Colorado and the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation partner to host the Heroes of Hope Run/Walk  on the weekend of National Cancer Survivors Day, the first weekend of June annually.

By participating in Heroes of Hope, and showing your courage against cancer, you help to directly impact cancer care at Lutheran Medical Center. Through your generosity, Cancer Centers of Colorado is able to provide genetic counseling, patient navigation, humanitarian funds for our un-and under-insured patients, and so much more.  

Lutheran Medical Center's Heroes of Hope Run/Walk is the largest National Cancer Survivors Day event in Jefferson County!

Heroes of Hope | Courage Against Cancer

Heroes of Hope features scenic and fast 5K and 10K courses, a 1-mile family walk, kids’ dash, Hops for Hope Beer Garden, live entertainment, special activities  for cancer survivors, a wellness fair, kite flying, kids’ activities and more! 

Since 2008, over one hundred companies and thousands of participants have joined the event to celebrate survival and to benefit Lutheran’s cancer survivorship program, genetic counseling program, patient navigation, survivor and nurse education and patient care on the oncology unit. 

Course and Event Info:

Heroes of Hope offers fun, fast and scenic run/walk courses and fun for the whole family!

In 2019, the 10K Run/Walk begins on Lutheran Medical Center’s Campus, before turning onto 32nd Avenue to create a loop back to Lutheran’s campus. Take in spectacular views of Colorado’s Front Range as you heroically race your way back to Lutheran Medical Center to celebrate survivorship with the community. We look forward to introducing a brand new 10K race route in 2020!  10K Course Map

The 5K Run/Walk begins on Lutheran Medical Center’s Campus – run along Lutheran Parkway West onto 32nd Avenue as our survivors and spirited guests cheer you on! Race to beat your own personal best, or compete with your friends during this sanctioned race. Not a runner? You’re welcome to walk our 5K route, and enjoy the fresh summer breeze. 5K Course Map

The 1 mile walk is a great way to participate in the Heroes of Hope Run/Walk, especially for those who are looking for low-impact physical activity. Enjoy a shorter route through Lutheran Medical Center’s beautiful tree-lined campus, and cheer on your fellow race participants!

The Survivor Walk is a time to recognize and celebrate the resilient survivors in our community as they walk on Lutheran's beautiful campus.

The Kids Dash, sponsored by the City of Wheat Ridge, is a just-for-fun opportunity available for children ages six and under. Lutheran Medical Center’s Pet Therapy dogs make a special appearance as the half-way markers in this fun-run. Participants receive a special prize upon completion.

All courses are dog- and stroller-friendly, and medals will be awarded to the top finishers!


Click here to view and download a map of the Lutheran Medical Center campus, including parking lots and entrance numbers.


Together in 2018, we raised over $100,000 to benefit loved ones, friends and co-workers experiencing cancer in our community. Let’s set our sights higher in 2019!