Run with the Heroes

1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, Apr 22, 2017


Madera, CA


Activity Today Later

5k Run or Walk

$15 $30 Closed

Family Walk

$15 $20 Closed

Virtual Run

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Late registration for the walk is now OPEN! 5k is closed. 

$15 per walker. Race shirts will not be available. 

Kids (12 and under) are FREE and may get a cape while supplies last.

Calling all superheroes! Valley Children’s Hospital is hosting it's second annual “Run with the Heroes” 5k Fun Run & Family Walk on Saturday, April 22nd to benefit George's Pass.  George's Pass is a program to improve care and provide a better, more individualized experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Named after Valley Children's George the Giraffe mascot, George's Pass eases the child's hospital stay through education, personal tours, hands-on activities and more. Valley Children's is the only dedicated pediatric healthcare network and hospital between Los Angeles and the Bay Area treating hundreds of ASD patients a year. George’s Pass is the only program of it's kind in the region and recently expanded hospital-wide in the Fall of 2016, making Valley Children’s an autism-friendly hospital. All proceeds of our event go to the George's Pass program.

Program highlights include:

  • George's Pass icon to identify patients to the entire healthcare team
  • Reduced exposure to noisy areas of the hospital
  • Individualized tours, education and hands-on activities with iPads and interactive toys
  • Private post-op recovery rooms where parents are welcome even prior to the child awakening from anesthesia
  • Various "Social Stories" composed largely of pictures to guide the child step-by-step through the hospital experience
Put on a cape! Dress up as your favorite superhero and run, walk or fly to the finish! The 5k fun run will be chip timed. The stroller and wheelchair friendly course will take you around our hospital campus.

Included in registration: "Hotcakes for Heroes" pancake breakfast, superhero characters, carnival games, sensory safe zone, photo booths and information booths from Central Valley organization/businesses that support Autism.  
⇒Kids (12 years and under) are FREE. Please make sure they are registered so they will receive a FREE superhero cape (LIMITED quantities available). 

Packet Pickup times:
Friday April 21th
Fleet Feet Fresno (Corner of Ft Washington and Friant)

Discuss This Activity