Running 4 Heroes started with a kid, an appreciation for our First Responders, and a mission to raise awareness and funds for those fallen in the line of duty.

Zechariah Cartledge was born with the gift of running.  He was raised with an appreciation for First Responders and all they do for the community.  As he grew older, Zechariah decided to help the families of our fallen First Responders in a meaningful way.  Encouraged by the mission and vision of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Zechariah began his journey raising funds for those families by running.

In 2019, Running 4 Heroes officially became a non-profit 501(c)(3).  Zechariah runs one mile for every First Responder who makes the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  He wants to honor those who gave up their life so we may live in a better world.

Our First Responders do so much for us. I want to let them know they are appreciated.

Donations received go towards purchasing American Flags, which Zechariah runs with.  He then presents that specific flag he ran with to the specific First Responder family in which he ran for.  Another amazing way Running 4 Heroes utilizes the gracious donations you provide is by providing financial relief to injured First Responders and their families.  Please consider donating today to help those in need, when they need it the most!