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 (Limited to first 500): 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 4 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 125 entries per heat for an overall total of 500 entries. 10:45am Red Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run 11:15am Blue Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run 11:45am Green Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run 12:15am Yellow Heat - Children's 1 Mile Fun Run
Registration: Register early and save! Register by Oct. 1: 5k: $20, Fun Run: $10; Register Oct.2-Nov. 4: 5k: $25, Fun Run: $15; Register on Race Day: 5k: $30, Fun Run: $20 All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Paper registration: Not Available
Awards: 5k: Top 3 overall and top 3 in each age/gender group. The Children's 1 Mile Fun Run is a fun run and is not professionally timed. All kids in the fun run will receive a medal. All participants will be entered to win a door prize.
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: NEW FOR 2016! Local celebrity judges will be walking around to find their favorite superhero costumes in these categories: Best Boy, Best Girl, Best Man, Best Woman, and Best Group/Family/Team. 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.
Stroller Policy: This is a family-friendly race and strollers are permitted however participants pushing children 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 runners.
Superhero Swag: All superheroes in the 5k race will receive a custom designed t-shirt (register by October 15 to guarantee your shirt) and a swag bag at packet pickup as well as a sweat towel when you cross the finish line. Our little superheroes running the children's fun run will receive a cape, superhero swag bag, 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: Friday November 4th, 12-6pm, at Riverside Runners, 2480 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 434-846-7449 and Race Day Saturday November 5th 8-8:45am for the 5k, ending at 10:30am for the fun run, at Percival's Island, 1200 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA 24504
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 houses, festival activities, and more!
Refund Policy: All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Head Phone Policy: For safety reasons, headphones are not permitted on the course.
Assisted Athletes Information: Assisted athletes with disabilities are welcome. Please email us by November 5 to let us know you are participating. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.