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!!
Amazing Venue in Beautiful Sarasota, FL
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
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
--5k REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON SITE THE MORNING OF THE RACE $55 (Cash, check or credit card)
--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)