The 2018 Superhero 5k Run/Walk to Prevent Child Abuse Returns Saturday April 28, 2018Matt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 02 2018 10:59 AM
The Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention (Exchange Center), a nonprofit dedicated to stopping child abuse and family violence through counseling, in-home support, and prevention education services, will host the 2018 Superhero 5k Run/Walk to Prevent Child Abuse, presented by Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8 AM at the Westgate Tennis Center in Dothan, Alabama.
Running enthusiasts and superheroes of all ages are invited to participate or attend the event to raise funds and awareness for the fight against child abuse and family violence. The 3.1 mile course follows the Westgate Trail Run beginning at the Westgate Tennis Center and is perfect for first time 5k runners. There is also a 1 mile fun run for kids ages 12 and under! Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in each age division, and to overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place walkers. As in previous years, participants are encouraged to form a team and bring together friends and family members to challenge themselves to complete the course and raise additional funds.
The Superhero 5k Run/Walk is a family-friendly event, and the day’s festivities will feature various forms of entertainment including kid’s games, inflatables and face painting. New this year is a costume contest for (super) humans AND pets! Come dressed as your favorite superhero for the chance to win fun prizes!
Participants are encouraged to register before April 6, 2018 to receive a tee shirt. ($20 for adult 5k runner with tee shirt, $15 for child 1 mile fun runner with tee shirt, $5 pet costume contest participant).