Houston & Peach

Hero Fest still on, but Disaster Run postponed

The Disaster Run in Saturday’s Hero Fest has been postponed.

Hero Fest, a commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks, is still on, but organizers announced on the event’s Facebook page late Tuesday that the Disaster Run has been rescheduled for Oct. 11.

The 5-mile run was going to be a trek through the Guardian Centers’ mock city and was intended to simulate running during a disaster.

The Facebook message blamed the postponement in part on “rookie mistakes” in organizing the first-year event. Primarily, it said, it was due to the late start in marketing the race.

“We have large groups & individuals that want to participate but are just now finding out about it and cannot make the 13th date,” the message stated. “It is a significant number.”

With the Disaster Run off, Hero Fest begins at 10 a.m. and will include helicopter rides, emergency preparedness vendors, monster truck rides and college football games on a big screen. Eight hours of live music is also scheduled.

Proceeds from the event will benefit several charities for emergency responders.

For more information and to read the full message regarding the postponement, go to www.disasterrun.com or type HeroFest14 into the Facebook search bar.