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Who Are We?

Hunter's Heroes Team wishes to inspire us to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the community and also to embrace the loved ones that lost someone too soon. Hunter’s Heroes started as a Memorial Run for Deputy William Mast Jr. who died suddenly in the line of duty. His son, Hunter Mast, was born 17 days later. We honor public safety officers and military personnel for their service to North Carolina and to the United States. Our intentions are to remember and celebrate their commitment and to provide financial support to their families in times of need.

We have be truly honored to say, that through our Races, Community Dinners, and our recent Jeep Raffle, we have been able to help so many wonderful heroes and families. We want to thank all of our supporters for helping us make this all happen. 

Countdown to Race Day!

Race Day 2023- 9/9/2023

2023 Race will be in Remembrance of    Jay Kerley.

Jay Kerley

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This scholarship fund was set up by the family of Fire Fighter Jay Kerley, to allow people to make donations in honor of Jay. 100% of these donations will go to a scholarship fund set up for Jay's Son (Jase) and Step-Son (Elias). Jay loved these boys so much and the family knows that Jay would want his boy's future taken care of. Thank you all for your donations! God Bless!

Hunter's Heroes 10th Annual Run to Remember Race, we will be honoring the life of Former Emergency Management Coordinator, Jay Kerley. Jay was tragically killed in a car accident on 10/31/2022, when a drunk driver hit him and another car after Jay dropped his son off at school that morning. Jay served our community and our town for the last 18 years. He started as a volunteer firefighter and EMT at Cove Creek Fire Dept. He also served at as a Firefighter for Boone Fire Dept, Assistant Fire Marshal for Watauga County Fire Marshal's Office, and then had just moved to be the Emergency Management Coordinator. Jay loved to serve his community, but he loved his family as well. Jay left behind his beloved wife Amber, an 8 year old son Jase, and a 7 year old step-son. Jay loved spending time with his family and friends. Please join us on September 9, 2023 at 8:30am to Run to Remember this hero.

Local Heroes


We are so proud to be having our 10th Annual Hunter's Heroes Memorial Run this year. 

Race time begins: 8:30 am on Saturday september 9,2023 at the Clawson-Burnley park on the greenway trail in Boone, NC. This year we are adding a 10K as well as a kids fun run (1 mile). We will have food trucks/vendors as well as bounce houses for the kids. Invite your friends and family and support a great cause!


Hunter's Heroes relies entirely on individual donations and year-round fundraisers to increase our awareness. Partner with us as we raise support and awareness for the local heroes of our community!


Let's all be Hunter's Heroes!

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