Have you ever wanted to don a superhero costume, leap tall buildings, help your community, and be idolized by throngs of admirers? Well, here’s your chance – sort of, without the tall buildings.
Riverside County’s Superhero 5k Run/Walk is set for April 29 in Jurupa Valley at Rancho Jurupa Park. The family friendly event is a way to get a little exercise, support non-profit organizations throughout Riverside County, and have a ton of fun all at the same time.
The run/walk is an annual fundraiser of the County of Riverside Employee Campaign, a 501(c) (3) organization, but the public is invited to attend and participate. Registration fees offset the cost of the event and the remaining proceeds are divided among local non-profits to support programs throughout Riverside County. Each year, county employees voluntarily contribute more than $700,000 dollars to their favorite non-profit organizations through payroll deductions and other coordinated fundraisers.
The event starts and finishes at Rancho Jurupa Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with staggered race times starting at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Early-bird pricing is $35 until April 1 and $40 through April 29, or until the maximum of 500 participants is reached. All race participants will receive a limited-edition medal, t-shirt, and bag. Awards will be given for best superhero costume, as well as for the overall male and female winners. Due to a limited number of parking spots inside the park, runners and walkers are encouraged to carpool. Parking will also be available along Crestmore Road.