The future depends on what you do today.
- Gandhi

About Vernon Heroes

In July of 2015, Melissa Gobbett and Lindsay James shaved 9 heads outside of a small salon on main street, in an effort to raise money for Brain Cancer Research. It was a blistering hot, the razor was over-heating and all the hair was sticking to the poor souls having their heads shaved. Nothing went as planned, but with the support of the community still managed to raise $10,000 that year. This was the only event Melissa would make it to. Sadly she passed away from Brain Cancer April 13th of the following year, just a couple months before their 2nd event. Heroes Amazing Race was created in their 2nd year and has doubled in attendance each year. May 26th will be the 3rd annual event and we are expecting approximately 300 in attendance. To Date Heroes has raised $49,000.

This year profits from the race will be donated to The Cancer Clinic Comfort Fund at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The Comfort Fund is designated by the doctors and counselors at Cancer Clinic to patients expressing a need for financial support while dealing with cancer.

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3rd Annual Heroes Amazing Race

Date: May 26, 2018
Ages: 12 - 65
** Minors MUST be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian **

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Test your limits and join the fight with Heroes Amazing Race! This race is for ages 12 -65, and good for all fitness levels. Great for team building, competition between friends and a great way to connect with your kids or partners. Teams of two will race around Vernon. This race will take you on a trip around the city, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate through foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and vie for Sponsored Cars, buses, taxi and other public transportation options to arrive at your destinations. The first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of $1 million dollars! Just kidding!! 1st Place will win a Houseboat Trip for 22 people from Waterway Houseboats!!

Venue: Maven Lane 2711 - 38 st.
Registration: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 11:00 am
Race Begins: 11:15 am
Race Closes: 4:00 pm
Closing Ceremony: 4:30pm


$45 per person
$90 per team

Waive your ticket fee by raising $250+ as a team!
Prizes available for the most money raised.

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#jointhefight #vernonheroes

Melissa's Story

Melissa was 29 years old when she was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. Melissa underwent various treatments, brain surgery, radiation and chemo. Melissa fought hard in the battle with Cancer.

Melissa was diagnosed in December 2013, with an oligoastrocytoma, a rare mixed glioma brain tumor discovered in her left temporal lobe.

In January of 2016 Melissa was informed that her cancer was no longer responsive to treatment and was given a diagnosis of 6 months to live. Even though Melissa was dealing with the pain and heartache of her diagnosis she was still so passionate about Heroes Shave it Off, and the possibility that one day brain cancer will no longer be a death threat. In June of 2015 Melissa Gobbett and Lindsay James created this event and raised just over $10,000.00, And fought together as long as they could. Now we fight in her memory and in the hopes that one day brain cancer will no longer be the ending of so many lives.


Any Donation over $20 is eligible for a tax receipt. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, if you are interested please see the sponsorship Package to support Heroes Amazing Race.

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Please see checkpoint registration package to find out how you can host a checkpoint in Heroes Amazing Race.

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