6th Annual Superhero 5k and Fun Run

1K, 5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Feb 18, 2017


Sarasota, FL


Activity Today Later

1K Fun Run - Individual Age 12 and Under

$10 $10 Closed

1K Fun Run - Individual Age 13 and Over

$15 $20 Closed

5K - Individual Age 12 and Under

$15 $20 Closed

5K - Individual Age 13 and Over

$25 $30 Closed

Running-Virtual Runner-Just send me a t-shirt! - Individual Age group/open

$20 $25 Closed

About This Activity


The 6th Annual Superhero 5K and 1k Fun Run will be held on February 18, 2017 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. This is a local Foster Care Awareness Event -- Even Superman Needed Foster Parents!

Please join us as we raise awareness about foster care needs in our community. Did you know there are currently 1288 children in foster care in Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties? There are 100 children coming into care every month in this region. Manatee County leads the state of Florida in the number of children entering foster care right now!!

For these reasons, as in year's past, we highly encourage all runners to wear their favorite Superhero outfit to honor the true Superheroes -- kids in foster care and those who care for them! Given the right positive influences in these kid’s lives, we believe the kids are resilient enough to push through and achieve incredible things in their lives. Superheroes unite to be a voice for the voiceless!!

--Event Awesomeness:

  • Amazing Venue in Beautiful Sarasota, FL
  • Chip-timed 5K
  • Dri-fit shirts (Male and Female silver dri-fit with 5k design shown in pic, created by Salty Brands)
  • 1k Fun Run
  • Attractions and Fun for Kids
  • Post-race Meal from Der Dutchman (Included for all Runners, food available to purchase for non-runners)
  • DJ and Superhero Themed Music
  • Exciting Raffle Prizes
  • Many Local Vendors and Child Welfare Community Partners
  • Near University Town Center Mall


  • Fastest Male & Female Overall
  • Fastest Male & Female Superheroes Overall
  • Best Male & Female Superhero Costumes
  • Team Spirit -- Team With Most Runners Dressed in Superhero Costumes
  • Best Pet Superhero Costume

--Medals for 1st-3rd Male and Female in the following Age Groups:

  • 14 and under
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75 and over

--Ribbons for all 1k Fun Run Finishers

--5k Registration Fee Schedule:

  • $25 through Nov 30, 2016
  • $30 Dec 1 -- Dec 31, 2016
  • $35 Jan 1 -- Jan 31, 2017
  • $45 Feb 1 -- Feb 15, 2017
  • $55 Feb 16 -- Feb 18, 2017


--PACKET PICK-UP (Two chances):

1.  Fit 2 Run, University Town Center Mall (Friday, TBD, 4-8p). We highly encourage this option!

2.  Raceday morning, on-site at Benderson Park (Saturday, February 18th, 6:00a-7:45a)

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

  • 6:00a-7:45a, Raceday Packet Pick Up/On-site registration
  • 8:25a, Vietnam Brotherhood Honor Guard Ceremony
  • 8:30a, 1k Fun Run
  • 9:00a, Superhero 5k
  • 9:45a-11:00a, Awards Ceremony and Raffles

If you don't plan to pick your packet up at Fit 2 Run on Friday, TBD, plan to arrive early to make sure we can process you through in time to get you to the Starting Line!

The course is an out-and-back on the West side of the Benderson Park Lake. The 5k race will begin at the Southwest corner of the property.

Parking is South of 5k starting line. Fit 2 Run and Bridge A Life signage will be posted for clarity. See parking and course map in image posted to our Facebook page (search on Bridge A Life).

NOTE: Registrations after 2/1/2017 are not guaranteed the dri-fit shirt size / gender of their choice.

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