The 2023 CASA Superhero 5K is set for Saturday, May 13, 2023!
The annual CASA Superhero 5K is back again, with the 2023 event set for Saturday, May 13, 2023!
Each year the community bands together as a league of superheroes to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Harrison & Marion Counties.
The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Programs of Harrison & Marion County are volunteer-based agencies that advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in the foster care system. This event benefits both Harrison County CASA Program, Inc. and CASA of Marion County, Inc., allowing more funds to recruit, screen, & train new volunteers to advocate for these children, as well as meet their basic needs.
Every child needs a hero; but abused & neglected children need a SUPERHERO!
AWARDS: Medals will be given to overall winners - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall & 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each age group.
All children participating in the Kids' Villain Chase will receive a children's medal.
Awards are also given as part of our costume contest, so suit up in your favorite superhero costume and join us in the race against child abuse!
5K Run or Walk: 5K registration is $30.
Registration by 4/14/2023 guarantees a standard t-shirt for 5K participants.
Kids' Villain Chase: This event for children ages 12 and under is $10. This is not a timed event. Registrants for the Villain Chase will receive a superhero cape anc can participate in all of the children's activities available on race day!
5K COURSE: The 5K course is rolling and features mixed terrain. It starts at Steptoe & Johnson and heads down White Oaks Blvd. There are loops through various business lots before coming back to the main road. It's a long, downhill trek before reaching Rt. 131. You will then venture onto Barnett's Run Road, passing by 1-79 Trailer Sales and then head up the hill onto the gravel road. The course rejoins the asphalt and enters the former Percheron parking lot, circling the building before emptying out onto the main road. There is a steady climb uphill to White Oaks Blvd. The finish is back at Steptoe & Johnson.
TIMING: The 2023 CASA Superhero 5K will be timed by the Appalachian Timing Group. Visit their site at APTiming.
7:00 am - Registration Begins
8:30 am - 5K Run/Walk Begins & Children's Activities begin
10:00 am - Kids' Villain Chase
10:30am - Awards Ceremony
BE A SUPERHERO FOR A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE!
CASA of Marion County
112 Adams Street, Suite 205
Fairmont, WV 26554
Harrison County CASA Program
445 W. Main St, First Floor
Clarksburg, WV 26301