Fifth Annual HERO Walk ‘Hitting the O.C. Boards’

Hundreds are expected to participate in this signature HERO Walk.

The fifth Annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk is scheduled to ‘hit the boards’ on Sunday, October 4, 2015, to promote the use of safe and sober designated drivers to prevent drunk driving tragedies.

EVENT: John R. Elliott HERO Walk

PLACE: Civic Center, 6th Street & The Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ

DATE: Sunday, October 4, 2015, Rain or shine

TIME: Registration at 10AM. Walk begins at 11AM


Pre-registration donation is $25 for Adults and $15 for students. Pre-registration deadline is Saturday, October 3 at 5PM. Participants and donors are encouraged to sign up to create a HERO Walk team at On the day of the walk, registration is $30 for adults and $20 for students.

The event is for all ages and offers fun activities including face-painting, selfie picture frames, HERO temporary tattoos and more. For more information call (609) 626-3880 or visit

“We are proud of the positive results and the overwhelming support for the HERO Campaign over the past 16 years,” said Elliott. “John would have accomplished great things had he lived; now thousands of lives can be saved in his memory. This truly is his living legacy.”


The Fifth Annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk will be held on Sunday, October 4th beginning at 10AM at the Civic Center, 6th Street & The Boardwalk, Ocean City. Pictured are Bill and Muriel Elliott, along with their family and hundreds of walkers ready to start 2014 HERO Walk.

About The HERO Campaign:
The HERO Campaign was established by the family of Navy Ensign John Elliott of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Ensign Elliott was killed in a July 2000 collision with a drunken driver two months after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. Elliott was traveling from Annapolis, MD, to his home at the Jersey Shore for his mother’s birthday celebration.

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