Superheroes vs. Villains 5K

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Marietta, GA

About This Activity

Calling all superheroes, villains, and helpless citizens (a.k.a. those not in costume!) This 5K race will be a classic battle of good versus evil, 5K style!  Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain, (or create your own character,) for a 5K unlike any other.  Join us after for a Superhero Super Block Party full of fun for everyone! This race will be professionally timed by Zulu Racing ( and will be a USTAF-certified, Peachtree Qualifier. It will be stroller and canine friendly. The event is in loving memory of Mat DuVall and will raise money for Compassion International.

Event details and schedule


The Race will take place on October 18, 2014 at Required* Fitness, near the intersection of Mary Eliza Trace and Due West Road in West Cobb.

Superheroes vs. Villains 5K Start Time: 8:00AM

Superheroes-in-Training Fun Run (Children under 12): 9:00AM

Awards:  9:15AM

Superhero Super Block Party: 8:00AM-10:00AM (Free Event full of food, a DJ, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, crafts, a Get-Caped! booth, face-painting, and more! This is event will be fun for the whole family!


Check out this link to get a good look at the course!

The course will be mostly flat with a few small hills on mile 3.  There will be on-course entertainment sure to wow your socks (or cape) off!  A water station will be located at roughly the halfway point.

The Superheroes-in-Training Fun Run will be a short run (approximately 200 Meters) for children up to and including age eleven (11).

We ask that all runners maintain an 18 minute-per mile pace to guarantee course entertainment and other support.  However, there are fantastic sidewalks in the area, so you are welcome to tackle the course on your own at whatever pace makes you comfortable.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 16th3PM-7PM @ Road Runners Sports Marietta, located at 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd #412, Marietta, GA 30068

FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th3PM-7PM @ Required* Fitness, located at 3931 Mary Eliza Trace, Suite 200 in Marietta, Georgia 30064


In addition to feeling like a superhero (or villain) for running an awesome 5K, each runner will go home with the following:

  • Goody Bag with gifts and discounts from sponsors
  • On-course Entertainment
  • Free tickets for activities at Block Party (such as train ride).
  • Registered Superheroes-in-Training will also get a finisher’s medal and children’s t-shirt.*

*We will do our best to get t-shirts And Medals on race day to all runners who are registering on-site.  However, if we don’t know you’re coming, we cannot guarantee that we will have extra medals or a shirt your size, especially for the little ones! To avoid anxiously awaiting your shirt’s arrival in the mail, register in advance!!!!!


New prize categories have been added!!!!Award categories for the 5K will be as follows:

Top Overall Male Finisher

Top Overall Female Finisher

Top Overall Masters Female

Top Overall Masters Male

Top Superhero Finisher Male

Top Superhero Finisher Female

Top Villain Finisher Male

Top Villain Finisher Female

Best Costume Superhero

Best Costume Villain

Top Three Male Finishers in Each Age Group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and over)

Top Three Female Finishers in Each Age Group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 66 and over)


The race will take place rain or shine.  However, if there is lightning or other dangerous conditions that may compromise the safety of the runners or volunteers, the event may be delayed or cancelled at the discretion of the race planning team.  Facebook is the best way to stay informed about weather related cancellations.

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