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2013 Guide To US Charitable Superhero Races & Fun Runs

Superhero 5K races and fun runs for charity are becoming more and more popular in the United States over the last few years.  It's a great excuse to dress up as your favorite superhero for a good cause.  Some of these races are well-established such as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) while others are just starting on a small scale (or at least small based on the quality of their websites).  They range in distance from 1K to half marathons.  Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, there are more races occurring this month than other months.

In this guide, I will list each of these races in chronological order with links.  Some races have already occurred this month but they are worth including for future reference in case these races occur next year.  

Below is a map that gives a quick reference to where they are located followed by dates, locations and links to each race. [start promo plug] If you are interested in participating in one of these races, we have a nice selection of superhero running gear on our website from socks to costume t-shirts to accessories. [end promo plug]

April 6th

Conway, AR - Kidsfest Superhero Race

April 13th

Woodstock, GA - CASA Superhero Run/Walk

Springfield, MO - CASA of Southwestern Missouri Superhero Run

Monroe, IL - Tri-County Superhero Run 

North Platte, NE - Superhero 5K and Kids' Fun Run Read a review of this race

Columbus, GA - CASA Superhero 5K Run/1K Fun Run

April 20th

Lubbock, TX - Tech Theta CASA Superhero 5K

Fairmont, WV - CASA Superhero Run

April 27th

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Superhero Run 2013

Dothan, AL - Superhero's 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run

Gilbert, AZ - KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run

Richmond, VA - CASA Superhero Run

Bowling Green, KY - CASA Superhero Run/Walk

Twin Falls, ID - CASA Superhero Fun Run/Walk

April 30th

Fort Riley, KS - Fort Riley Army Substance Abuse Program Superhero Fun Run (pdf file)

May 4th 

Corpus Christi, TX - CASA Superhero 5K

St. Charles, MO - RUSH Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run  

Monroe, MI - Monroe Rotary Superhero 5K Run/Walk

May 11th

Morristown, NJ - Superhero 5K

Zachary, LA - 3rd Annual Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Cullman, AL - Superhero Scramble 5K

Las Vegas, NV - VMSN Fight for Health 5K Fun Run/1K Fun Walk - As Your Favorite Superhero

May 18th

Winston Salem, NC - Moravian Super Hero 5K Mud Run

Murfreesboro, TN - 2013 Superhero Strides for CF 5K

May 19th

Morristown, NJ - Superhero Half Marathon

May 26th

Long Beach, CA - Super Hero 5K Run/Walk

June 1st

Atlanta, GA - SuperCon 5K Fun Run

Bountiful, UT - 2013 Superhero Run

June 8th

Atlanta, GA - Strong4Life Superhero Sprint

Indianapolis, IN - CASA SuperHero Run

June 15th

Landisville, PA - Superhero 5K & Kids Fun Run

June 16th

Sacramento, CA - Superheroes 5K

June 29th

Russellville, AR - Superhero 5K

July 13th

Portland, OR - Superhero Fun Run

August 16th

Cincinnati, OH - 17th Annual Cincinnati Superhero Kids Race

September 15th 

Binghamton, NY - Superhero 5K Run/Walk

September 21st

Austin, TX - CASA Superhero Run 5K Run/Walk, Kids 1K 

October 5th

Martinsville, WV - CASA Superhero 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run

October 6th

Lawton, OK - Spirit Of Survival Superhero 5K

October 12th

St Paul, MN - 2013 ALS Super Hero 5K-10K Dash/Walk

October 20th

Chevy Chase, MD - Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation Superheroes 5K Walk/Run and Kids' Fun Run

October 26th 

Colorado Springs, CO - Be A Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Roll

October 27th 

Cambridge, MA - Superhero 5K Run/Walk

November 9th

Atlanta, GA - Superhero 5K Family Event

If I missed a charitable superhero race that you would like to include, please use the email address at the top of the page and I will update this post.  Make sure to include the name of the race, the location and a link for the race. 

While I am only providing basic information here, I encourage organizers of these races to plug their upcoming race in the comments.


Derek on May 03, 2013

Here’s a nice write-up about the May 4th Corpus Christi, TX race:

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