Awards include Best Superhero Costume – for humans and pets!
On Sunday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. will hold its 4th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk. Runners, walkers, children, and pets are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to show their commitment to the organization whose mission is to champion children in Delaware and Chester counties’ child welfare systems.
“This annual event is a true testament to the continued support we receive from our volunteers, board members, staff, and supporters. It’s a day for them to express outwardly who they represent to us and the children we serve – superheroes,” says CASA Executive Director Leigh Anne McKelvey.
CASA Youth Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who work to ensure that abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties’ child welfare systems find a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
In 2018, CASA served 231 of our region’s most vulnerable children, and expanded into a second office in West Chester to strengthen its footprint in Chester County, yet that is 20% of the children who could benefit from the support of a CASA volunteer. That’s where fundraising events like the 4th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk play an important role.
Each 5K registrant receives a t-shirt, refreshments, water stations, and prizes. The event includes awards for the top overall male and female race finishers, overall age group winners, best costume (for both humans and pets) and top sponsors. Chip timing and logistics will be coordinated by Bryn Mawr Racing Company.
Event registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 7-17 before April 21, 2019; $40 for adults and $20 for children 7-17 after April 21, 2019, including the day of the race. All children 6 and under are free.
- What: 4th Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk benefiting CASA Youth Advocates
- When: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m. registration; 9:00 a.m. race start
- Where: Ridley Creek State Park (Pavilion 17), 1023 Sycamore Mills Rd.,
- Media, PA 19063
- Awards: Top overall male/female race finishers, overall age group winners, best costume (for both humans and pets) and top 1-3 sponsors
- Entry Fees: Before April 21, 2019: $30 for adults, $15 for children 7-17 (children 6 & under FREE) After April 21, 2019 & Day of Race: $40 for adults, $20 for children 7-17 (children 6 & under FREE)