The Highwood Superhero 5K Run/Walk takes place during the Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest. Come dressed as a superhero like Superman, Ant-Man, Batman, Spiderman or whoever your superhero is! Your superhero may be your mom, dad or a friend who went above and beyond the call of duty. ALL proceeds go to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. Our goal during the event is to raise enough funds to help grant many WISHES!
All runners 21 and over will receive a FREE Bloody Mary or Beer at the end of the race!
The course starts in front of the famous Bent Fork Bakery in downtown Highwood and guides you through the beautiful historic Fort Sheridan and then back again. You will run by thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns which will be lit later that evening in a goal to break the world record for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place! A sight not to be missed.
*Packet pick up will be at the Celebrate Highwood booth on the Pumpkin Fest grounds (corner of Waukegan Ave. & Walker Ave.) during Community Appreciation Night on Thursday, October 5 from 5-7 pm. You can also pick up packets on race day at the on-site registration table as early as 7:30 am.