Where are all our walkers and runners at? It’s officially time to kick off 5K season and we’ve got the perfect one for you and the crew – the Buffalo Superhero Race and Wellness Walk hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo (Compeer) and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
First and foremost, this race benefits a great cause. Since 2013, the annual Buffalo Superhero Race provides the opportunity for people to show their support and “save the day” – awwwww – by helping to raise funds and awareness for mentorship and advocacy programs offered by Compeer and the MHA. The superhero theme was introduced in 2013, but this race has been in the WNY region for over 30 years. This year, the mission is simple – to recruit 1,500 heroes and raise $100,000 to benefit these programs.
What makes this race *different*?
Well for starters, it’s themed, which is always a plus. Grab your cape, tights, and mask, because you’re going to need it. This race is @$!#%* SUPERHERO THEMED*%#!$@ y’all! Second, this race is at night, which is super unique and pretty ~ah-ma-zing~ since most races require attendees to get up at the crack of dawn (ok maybe not the crack of dawn but still). Not this one, we dig it. The Friday night slot is also a nice change of pace because it means you can easily enjoy an adult beverage, or two at the after party without wondering how you’re going to make it through the rest of the day once the post-race partay ends at 2pm. Been there. Done that.
Another thing we love about this race is the locale. Instead of Gotham, these Batmen and women will oversee Delaware Park throughout the scenic walk / run on Friday, June 9, 2017.
The 1.8 mile walk will start at St. George Orthodox Church at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 pm sharp will be the kick off time for 5k race participants. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the race with prizes for top finishers in the 5k, and for best costumes (both individual and team categories) – you got this guys! A family friendly post-race party will follow until 10 pm, including live music, food and drink, kid’s activities, a costume contest, the Batmobile, and fun photography with tons of costumed heroes, and mascots.
Registration is now open. Suit up in your favorite character or one you created, heroes of all ages, ability, and creativity are welcome. Team registration discounts are available, so grab your squad and register now!
To learn more about Buffalo Superhero Race’s Mission and to register visit buffalosuperherorace.com.
Buffalo Superhero Race & Wellness Walk – Hero’s Itinerary
DATE: Friday, June 9, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Walkers start at 6:30 / 5k Runners start at 7:15 p.m.)
WHERE: Delaware Park and St. George’s Church
Heroes will gather for a post-race celebration, including a DJ and live music by Playing with Monsters. Food and beverages will be provided to help you refuel and recover for your next adventure.
COST : 5K Run – $35, Wellness Walk $30
REGISTER : buffalosuperherorace.com