The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare is launching a Hospice Heroes campaign as a new addition to The Murray Bank ½ Marathon.

A Hospice Hero is someone who wishes to raise funds in support of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. Hospice Heroes are given such designation when they raise $300 for the ½ Marathon or $200 for the 5K. Heroes can ask others to sponsor them in the race and support their efforts in obtaining the Hospice Hero status. Heroes in this event will receive a limited edition Hospice Hero medal, to recognize them as a Hospice Hero and will be recognized during the awards ceremony. If a hero reaches their goal amount, their race registration is automatically refunded if participants register through and use their fundraising tools.

The Murray Half Marathon offers three races; a 13.1 mile race, two- person relay race and a 5K run/walk. All proceeds from the race support operations at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, which opened in November of 2016. The facility offers end-of-life care in a home-like setting to area residents in partnership with MCCH’s existing Hospice unit.

Runners interested in participating may sign up at and several discount levels are offered based on how early the participant registers. Course information and other important details are also available on the site.

For additional information on becoming a Hospice Hero, contact Traci Lawrence, Senior Philanthropic Officer at (270) 762.1291 or Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer, for the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at (270) 762-1908 or (270) 227-0253.