UPDATE POSTED JULY 20, 2021 AT 10:42 A.M.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – The planned route for the CASA Superhero Run is now available, along with a video of the 5K route.
The 3.1-mile run at WinStar Farm will be held on Aug. 21 at the Thoroughbred farm off Pisgah Pike in the heart of horse country.
The course winds along WinStar Farm’s private roads, alongside horse pastures and around barns where Thoroughbreds are bred and cared for.
CASA of Lexington has released a map of the 5K route and the 1K fun run route for kids, which will wind around a beautiful lake at the entrance to WinStar. The nonprofit has also released a video showing what it looks like to travel most of the 5K route.
The maps and video are available to view at www.lexsuperherorun.com, which is also the registration site for the run. On the day of the race, superhero figurines will be placed along the race route, and every runner can find and return one to the finish line to win one of dozens of valuable superhero prizes.
The CASA Superhero Run is a chip-timed 5K walk/run and 1K fun run for kids 12 and under.
All proceeds from the event benefit CASA of Lexington, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the local family court systems of Fayette, Bourbon, Woodford, Scott, Jessamine and Garrard counties.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JULY 12, 2021 AT 1:18 P.M.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Press Release) – The 2021 CASA Superhero Run cape design has been revealed. This year’s design features two superhero kid characters created by artist Matthew Walden on a dark blue background.
Every child under 13 who is registered for the 1K fun run at the Superhero Run presented by White Greer and Maggard on Aug. 21 will receive one of the custom capes. Registration is available at www.lexsuperherorun.com.
“These capes usually go fast and kids love wearing them at the Superhero Run,” CASA of Lexington Executive Director Melynda Jamison said. “Kids love using them long after the race, too!”
The Superhero Run benefits CASA of Lexington, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who serve as Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers for abused and neglected children in the local family court systems. CASA of Lexington currently serves Fayette, Bourbon, Woodford and Scott counties, and is expanding to serve Jessamine and Garrard counties this year.
“The Superhero Run is one of our most popular fundraisers all year because there’s so much to do besides the 5K run/walk and the 1K fun run for kids 12 and under,” Jamison said.
The Superhero Run festival features free food for race registrants, inflatables, games, a petting zoo, face-painting, mini-train rides, photo ops with superheroes, a pet costume contest and more.
Early-bird registration prices are still available through July 21. Registration for the 1K fun run, which includes one cape, is $20. Registration for the chip-timed 5K walk/run is $30 and includes a CASA Superhero Run T-shirt, also featuring artwork by Walden.