5K Superhero Run for CASA

Event Date

Sat, Jul 12, 2014


Omaha, NE

About This Activity

The 5k Superhero Run for CASA benefits the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.  When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA to advocate for a child's best interest and be that child's voice in court. CASAs are volunteers that require no special background in child welfare.  It's a CASA's desire to help a child in need that makes them SUPER!  Come help raise awareness about child abuse within our community by participating in the 5K Superhero Run for CASA and dressing up as your favorite superhero.  WALKERS ARE WELCOME.  If you are unable to race but will still like to support CASA you can donate at https://fundraising.active.com/event/5KSuperheroRunforCASA or call (402) 932-5683 for more information.

Event schedule and times

-Packet Pick-Up: Come to CASA for Douglas County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 7/11/14.  CASA for Douglas County is located at 2412 St. Mary's Ave., Omaha, NE 68105. If you are unable to pick up your race packet at this time you can retrieve your packet on race day.  

-Waiver:  All participants, including each team member, must sign a waiver to participate in the race.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  

-Shirts: 5K runners will receive shirts, 1K runners will receive capes.  To guarantee that you receive a race shirt you will need to register for the race by 6/29/14.  All shirts are in men's sizes.  The shirts run approximately one size larger.   

-Race: The race will start and finish at the east end of Turner Park in Midtown Crossing.  The 5k will start at 8:00 a.m. and the 1k Kids Run will begin at 9:00 a.m.  All participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to raise awareness about child abuse within our community.  There will be games and activities for the kids during the races. 

-Awards: Top finishers will be recognized following the 1K Kids Run.  The costume contest is sponsored by Legend Comics and Coffee who will be giving away $200 gift cards for the best adult male costume and best adult female costume.  There will be prize packs for the best child costume between the ages of 7-12 and ages 0-6.

-Cantina Laredo Post-Race Party:  Raffle drawings and 1 free beer beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Cantina Laredo. Please bring your race bib.  All runners will receive one free entry into the raffle.  Additional raffle tickets and food and drink will be available for purchase. Must be present to win raffle prizes.

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