On Sunday, September 17, put on your capes and masks and lace up your running shoes for the 2017 CASA Superhero Run. The whole family can participate in the 5K and Kids 1K at The Domain Central Park. This event also includes a superhero costume contest, an obstacle course, bounce house, special superhero guest appearances and lots of special family activities! And most importantly, this exciting event supports Austin children in the CASA program who have been abused or neglected.

Photo Credit: Chad Adams

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) believes all kids deserve the chance to grow up healthy and happy so that they can become superhero adults too. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. The Superhero Run supports CASA programs of Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties.

Photo Credit: Chad Adams

Not a runner? No problem! Not all of us at Do512 Family are runners ourselves, but we participate every year and have the best time. It’s actually just fine to walk or jog the course. (Just take note that if you’re not running, please move further back when staging at the start line to make sure the runners get a quick start.) And if you can’t be present at the event, you can click here to donate and be a superhero from afar.

Photo Credit: Chad Adams

In addition to a superhero-themed 5K and Kids 1K, the event also includes plenty of exciting activities. Kids will enjoy the costume contests, an ultimate superhero obstacle course by BAM Academy to test your super strength and agility, special superhero guest appearances, villains to defeat, bounce houses, tasty food, amazing photo ops and lots of fun family activities!

Photo Credit: Chad Adams

— Event Schedule:

  • 7 a.m. – Registration/Check-In (T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up), Costume Contest and Superhero Activities
  • 8 a.m. – 5K
  • 9:15 a.m. – Kids 1K with Villains to Chase (Costume Contest Judging Ends when Kids 1K Starts)
  • Superhero Dance Party & Awards Ceremony after Kids 1K

— Registration Fees: Click here to sign your family up to participate!

5K:

  • $30 through Wednesday, August 30th
  • $35 through Tuesday, September 12th
  • $40 through race weekend
  • + $5 for Optional Chip Timing

Kids 1K:

  • $20 through Tuesday, September 12th
  • $25 through race weekend

Photo Credit: Chad Adams

If you cannot make it to the event but would still love to help, please donate here. To learn more about the CASA Superhero Run as well as CASA’s impact on children in Central Texas, please visit their website here.

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See you there!