5K Race: The 5k race is open to all ages and abilities and will be professionally chip timed by Riverside Runners. The race will start at 9:00 a.m. at the parking area of Percival's Island Trail in downtown Lynchburg. The course is flat and fast as you go out and back along the paved, shady trail. Get ready to set a speed record superheroes!
Children's 1 Mile Fun Run: The 1 mile children's fun run is open to children 12 and under only. ONE parent per child may run with their small children without paying for a second registration (fun run only). There will be 3 heats (races) beginning at 10:45am. The start location for all heats will be the parking area of Percival's Island Trail in downtown Lynchburg. Superheroes will chase the villains to the half-way point, refuel, and run back to headquarters. This fun run will not be timed and all participants will receive a finisher's medal.
Please select one of the following heats (races) during registration. Heats are limited to 150 entries per heat for an overall total of 450 entries. 10:45am Red Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run 11:15am Blue Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run 11:45am Yellow Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run
Parking: Parking information will be available in your race guide at packet pickup and online the week before the race.
Costumes: Oh come on, you know you want to dress up! We encourage everyone to wear their favorite superhero costume (buy it or make it) but it is certainly not required. Which superhero will you be? When selecting your costume, please be reminded that children of all ages will be participating in this family friendly event (costumes should not be too revealing or scary please).
Costume Contest: Local celebrity judges will be at the costume contest booth ready to vote for their favorite superhero costumes in these categories: best baby 0-2, boy, girl, teenager, most inspirational, most creative, adult male, adult female, couple, family, group/team. Let the judge know which category you want to enter. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony immediately following the 5k so any children that want to participate should get there well before the fun run heats.
Cost: Register early and save! Register before Oct. 1: 5k: $25, Fun Run: $10; Register Oct.1-Nov. 3: 5k: $30, Fun Run: $15; Register on Race Day: 5k: $40, Fun Run: $20
Superhero Swag: All superheroes in the 5k race will receive a custom designed performance grade t-shirt (register by October 15 to guarantee your shirt) and a swag bag at packet pickup as well as a surprise gift when you cross the finish line. Our little superheroes running the children's fun run will receive a cape, superhero swag bag, collectible finisher's medal, and snack bag. We will have limited quantities of t-shirts and capes available on race day for those who register after October 15.
Packet Pickup: Packet Pick-up will be Friday, November 3 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Riverside Runners. Race day packet pick-up starts at 8:00 and will end at 8:45 for the 5k and 10:30 for the children's fun run.
How to Register: Register here through Runsignup.com. Paper registrations are not available. Race day sign up will be available from 8:00-8:30 for the 5k and from 8:00-10:30 for the kids run. Prices increase on race day and t-shirts/capes are not guaranteed (see above).
Awards: Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, top overall male and female masters finishers, as well as the top three in each age/gender category for the 5k race. The children's 1 mile run is a fun run and all registered children will receive a medal at the finish line. Awards will also be given to the top 5 fundraisers and to those with the best costumes (see above).
Fun for the Whole Family: In addition to a SUPER fun race, we will also have a superhero photo booth, a meet and greet with real life local superheroes, music, bounce house, festival activities, and more!
Refund Policy: All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Stroller Policy: This is a family-friendly race and strollers are permitted however participants pushing small children and infants in strollers must start in the back and stay on the right side of the path at all times. Because the course is out and back and the path is narrow, strollers cannot line up side-by-side. This is for the safety of all participants.
Head Phone Policy: For safety reasons, headphones are not permitted on the course.
Assisted Athletes Information: Assisted athletes with disabilities are welcome. Both the athlete and the assistant must register. Please email us by November 2 to let us know you are participating. email@example.com Assisted athletes will have a 3-5 minute advance start for course safety purposes.
Pet Policy: For safety reasons, dogs and other pets are not permitted on the course.