4-Person Teams. 4 Workouts. 1 Goal.

The University of Denver’s Student Veterans Association is hosting the return of the annual Hero Games that will test your wit and your mettle. Register and name your team of four (can be coed, all-male, or all-female as long as everyone is at least 18 years) and step onto the field to compete, have fun, and honor our fallen service members. 

The Hero Games event is designed to help strengthen the DU community of students, student-veterans, and local community members while helping DU's Student Veteran Association (SVA) generate revenue to fund future inclusive initiatives. If you're looking for a team-building exercise that will challenge you both mentally and physically, look no further than the Hero Games.

To show our appreciation for your support and hard work, participants will receive an exclusive customized event t-shirt, an event bag (to collect all your swag), and prizes for top three finishing teams!

Events Details


Saturday, October 21st, 2023 Team Sign in: 8:00am / Event Start: 9:00am


Campus Green

Teams of 4

Teams of 4


$40 per person

Exercise Instructional Videos

The Operations

Operation JTAC

Rounds for Time
  1. Overhead Log Press
  2. Farmers Carry
  3. Ruck March

*Repetitions and Distance Subject to Change*

Operation Trident

Rounds for Time
  1. Alternating Log Lunges
  2. Log Chest Carry
  3. Log Situps

*Repetitions and Distance Subject to Change*

Operation Recon

Team Relay Race For Time
  1. Ammo Can Presses 
  2. Shuttle Run
  3. Burpees

*Repetitions and Distance Subject to Change*

Operation Ranger

Rounds for Time
  1. Buddy Carries
  2. Mountain Climbers
  3. Push-Ups

*Repetitions and Distance Subject to Change*

Additional Notes

  • People

    Participating teams will each receive a period of no less than 10 minutes of rest and recovery between each exercise station.

  • Dumbell

    Exercise and event details are subject to change. All registered participants will receive an email prior to October 8th highlighting any changes.

  • Small calendar art

    Check back often – more information will be added as the event date approaches.

DU sunset

Registration Closed

Donors and Special Thanks