Missouri City Parks & Recreation is proud to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer with our first ever 5K, The Superhero Run! The 5K course will begin at the Missouri City Municipal Complex on Texas Parkway, continue down Buffalo Run to Fondren, with runners finishing the race in Hunter's Trail Park. The event will include an awesome post-race party featuring breakfast and plenty of entertainment for the kids! Costumes are a must for this themed run, so pull out your capes, masks, and superhero swag to support a great cause!
Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.
Cancer takes one person every minute. One life in a moment. They are our brothers, our sisters, our fathers and mothers, our husbands and wives, our best friends, our children, ourselves. Every day in America 1500 people die despite the fact that the means to save them are literally within our reach. To wait any longer for someone else to save our lives and the lives of those we love is unforgivable. We must act now.
This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one movement, unstoppable. For more information about Stand Up To Cancer and its programs, you can visitsu2c.org.
We are encouraging all Superhero Run participants to be a true superhero and stand with us in the fight against cancer. There are two ways to stand with us:
Join the Missouri City Parks & Recreation fundraising team by visiting Join the Team! and begin the fundraising process. Team Name: MCTX Parks & Rec Password: missouricity15
A production this big needs a lot of extra help to ensure we have a safe, smooth, fun event! If you are interested in volunteering on race day, please contact Lindsay Valeri via phone at 281-403-8644 or by email at email@example.com!
5K run timed entry
Entry to post-race party
Donation to Stand Up 2 Cancer
Strollers are welcome!
Children 9 and under MUST have parent supervision during the race
Minors aged 10-18 do not need parent supervision during the race
Please leave your furry friends at home! No pets will be allowed on the 5K course!
Gear check will be available for all race participants. Affix the wristband from your race packet around the strap of your bag. Remember, the number on the band should match the number on your bib! Bags should not exceed 20 in x 15 in [typical draw string bag size]. Don’t forget to pickup your checked bag up prior to 10:30 AM!
Sunday April 12, 2015 – Friday, April 17, 2015
Packet Pick-Up at Missouri City Rec & Tennis Center [2701 Cypress Point Drive, 77459] during open hours
Saturday April 18, 2015—RACE DAY!
7:00-8:00 AM- Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
7:30 AM- Gear check opens
8:30 AM- Race begins
9:30 AM- Awards Ceremony
10:30 AM- Gear check closes
11:00 AM- Event end. See you at the next event!
The 5K course will begin on Texas Parkway, just north of the Missouri City- City Hall Complex. Runners will head north on Texas Parkway and turn right onto Buffalo Run Drive. From there they will head south on Fondren Road and continue onto Missouri City’s Hunter’s Glen Trail crossing the finish line in Hunter’s Trail Park.
Participant parking is available in the field just south of the Missouri City Municipal Complex. It is accessible from the south side of Texas Parkway. In the event of rain, all participants must park in the complex parking lot located at 1522 Texas Parkway.
Missouri City Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this event in case of inclement weather and any other unforeseen events that may affect the race.
Don't forget to wear your capes, masks, and favorite superhero swag!