Irving, Texas Welcomes “Hero Rush” – The Firefighter-Themed Obstacle Race

Hero Rush, a new firefighter-themed obstacle race and event, will be visiting Irving Texas on Saturday, June 16, 2012. This obstacle course fun for all ages to participate in, is a 5k course with 15 to 20 obstacles that simulate real emergencies.

Online PR News – 25-May-2012 – Irving, TX – IRVING, Texas (May 8, 2012) – Hero Rush, the dynamic new firefighter-themed obstacle race and event, heads to Trinity View Park in Irving, Texas, during Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 16. Designed by veteran firefighters for mainstream consumers, this hands-on experience challenges participants from all walks of life to experience what firefighters face every day.
“Runners will tackle a 5K course studded with 15-20 obstacles that simulate real emergencies,” said Hero Rush co-founder, Dave J. Iannone. The event is suitable for everyone, including teenagers, college students, experienced runners and anyone that just wants to get outside and be active.

Highlights of the event include:

• Crawling through a smoke-filled maze, scaling steep roofs and dragging massive fire hoses to the blaze
• The Inferno Midway, where both runners and spectators can practice their firefighting skills
• Two kid’s courses available
• Demonstrations from local fire departments
• Food, drinks, apparel, merchandise tents, music and entertainment

Hero Rush gives back to the firefighting community through national and local fire-related charities. As the designated national charity, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation receives a $20 donation for each runner participating in the “343 Wave,” honoring firefighters killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

“We are so very grateful for emergency services personnel everywhere, none more so than those who give the ultimate sacrifice in the form of public service,” said Maura Allen Gast, executive director for the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Hero Rush will select a local fire-related charity to receive proceeds from the Kid’s Firefighter Adventure Course. To suggest a Texas charity or for information on how local fire departments and potential sponsors can get involved, visit or email

About Irving, Texas
Located immediately adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving, Texas, boasts more than 75 hotels and nearly 12,000 rooms. Las Colinas, a 12,000-acre master-planned community within the city of Irving, is known worldwide for its quality and uniqueness. The city is home to 10,000+ companies, 50 Fortune 500 companies, and the world headquarters of six Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit