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The Hero's Journey 5K

Sat July 20, 2024 Aurora, CO 80012 US

About This Run



The 7/20 Foundation was created to honor the lives taken on July 20, 2012 in the Aurora Theater Shooting. After the completion of the 7/20 Memorial Reflection Garden in 2018, the organization now focuses on supporting communities across the nation who have suffered tragic events. The 7/20 Foundation is organizing the Hero's Journey 5k in partnership with Zack Golditch and the Aurora Public Schools Foundation, to raise funds for the Zack Golditch Opportunity Scholarship (ZGOS).




Zack Golditch grew up in Aurora, Colorado and attended Gateway High School. In 2012, just before beginning his senior year, he was wounded in the Aurora Theater Shooting. With time, support from the community, and his dedication to sports, Zack persisted through the final stretch of high school and graduated in 2013. He went on to play D1 football and complete his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University. Zack played for several teams in the NFL over a period of two years before coming back to the Front Range. His path to the NFL is chronicled in this article and Sports Center Featured video on ESPN. He now follows the path of the first responders who came to his aid in 2012, as a firefighter at South Metro Fire Rescue. The culmination of Zack's life experiences and dedication to his community, has sparked his passion to establish the Zack Golditch Opportunity Scholarship.



The Aurora Public Schools Foundation (APSF) is a collaborator to advance private, non-profit, public and philanthropic partnerships. Since 1987, we’ve served to develop and leverage resources for projects and programs that drive innovation and excellence for nearly 40,000 students, 5,000 educators, and 63 schools. We provide supplemental funding and resources to support possibility becoming reality for every APS student. Our programs are both longstanding in evidence and responsive to accommodate the shifting needs of our community. We prioritize programs that benefit students overcoming obstacles by addressing key barriers, increasing postsecondary readiness among our students, and closing opportunity gaps. The APSF will accept and manage the funds for the Zack Golditch Opportunity Scholarship. 


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