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CASA 5k Superhero Race 1 mile Family Fun Walk/Run
Sat, May 28, 2016
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes!
Calling all Superheroes!!!! May is National Foster Child Awareness Month and you can help show your support. CASA asks that superheroes of all ages will gather at White Sulphur Springs Elementary School for a 5K, kids run on Saturday May 28, 2016. Bring your family and join our league of superheroes! White Sulphur Springs is the home of the historic Greenbrier Hotel and the race is in tandem with the annual West Virginia Dandelion Festival held there on Memorial Day weekend. This race will benefit CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, which serves Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and the best family/group costumes.
Trophies for the 5 k are the top 3 male/ female in each category: 15 and under, 16-20, 21-30, 31-40 and 40 and over.
1 mile Family Fun walk / run will begin at 9:30
Imagine losing your parents, friends, and even your home as a child, not because of something you did, but because of something your parents did – neglected to take care of you. You do not have your favorite shirt, lucky socks or sometimes even your own clothes. Everything you love and are familiar with is now gone. Now into your life comes dozens of strangers: police, social workers, foster parents, lawyers, Judges, CASA Volunteers, forensic interviewers, domestic violence counselors, and so on. How powerless and out of control one must feel for being “punished” because their parents did not take care of them. These children did nothing wrong, yet they lose everything. Every 36 seconds, a child is abuse or neglected in the USA. Every hour a child is abused or neglected in WV.
~Did you know~
By the time you finished reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; and by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of these children will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. Educate yourself- Learn the facts -It may just save a child’s life-
Event details and schedule
Registration is at 8:30 5k to begin at 9:00 am
the 1 mile Family Fun walk/run will begin at 9:30
Please don't forget to dress as your favorite Superhero!!
The Race Course:
Start WSS Elem School Left on Ingleside Ave Left on Main St Right on Palm Ave Right on Patterson St Left on Greenbrier Ave Right on memorial St Bear left road changes to Vila Ave (1.3 miles) Left on Pine Gap Rd Cross Big Draft Rd (2.1 miles) Left on Oak St. left on Garden St. Right on Mill Hill Dr. Cross Rt. 60/ Main St. onto Ingleside Ave Right on Mountain Ave End WSS Elem (3.1 miles)