• For Kids’ Sake 9th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

    August 22, 2019
    Everyone is invited to join hundreds of superheroes at the Largest 5K in Southern Illinois! Registration is open now for the 9th Annual For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K held on Saturday, September 28, 9:30am at Turley Park in Carbondale, Illinois.
    Volunteers, local businesses, churches, civic groups, athletic teams and schools all come together for the For Kids’ Sake Superhero 5K. The event is much more than just a race; it is a community celebration with fun activities for kids, free massages for runners, awesome food and entertainment. Perhaps most importantly, the Superhero 5K celebrates a shared belief that everyone deserves a chance to lead a happy, fulfilled life.
    For Kids’ Sake adopted the superhero theme because superheroes save lives, and all proceeds from the event will help save the lives of children in Bangladesh. Registrants are encouraged to ask friends, family and neighbors to make charitable contributions in support of kids in Bangladesh.
    Everyone who raises $300 or more will support an orphan for six months and take home a customized For Kids’ Sake fleece blanket. An additional prize will be awarded for Most Money Raised. Other prizes will be awarded for the Best Race Time, Best Superhero Costume, and NEW this year - Best Super Dog Costume.
    To register and start raising money for your run or walk, visit www.forkidssake.net. Pre-Registration is open now through Friday, Sept. 20 costing $20 for adults and $10 for kids 17 years old and under. Everyone who pre-registers is guaranteed an official race t-shirt. Day of Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids with official race t-shirts available while supplies last.
    Visit the For Kids’ Sake 9th Annual Superhero 5K Facebook event page or www.forkidssake.net/superhero5K for updates.  
    This year’s event has wide support from 50 local sponsors including:
    Longbranch Café & Bakery, Marion Eye Centers & Optical, NeuroRestorative Carbondale, Striegel Animal Hospital, Henry Printing, Withers Broadcasting, the Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois GI Specialists, Southern Illinois Healthcare, The City of Carbondale, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Midwestern Propane Gas Co, Athletico Physical Therapy, Phi Kappa Tau, New Horizons OBGYN, Gentry Couch, Rafi’s Custom Remodeling, Dayempur Herbals, First Southern Bank, Embroidery Station, G. L. Morris Refrigeration, the Villas of Hollybrook, Greenridge Landscaping, Phoenix Cycles, Banterra Bank, Natural Health Improvement Center, Meredith Funeral Home, Baine Roofing Co, First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust, Coleman Lawn Equipment, DS Roofing, Sigma Chi, Sigma Pi, Enviro-Tech Termite & Pest Control, Kappa Alpha Order,  FWS Countertops, Clearwave Communications, Sawar’s Neurological Institute, Jacobs Air Conditioning and Heating, Legence Bank, Oliver & Associates, Evolve Apartments, Delta Chi, Joyce Fischer – Peace, Love, Oils, and WDBX!
    Ryan Edwards, Race Director