Despite the Odds, The Superheroes Return!
As much as we love gathering our Superheroes together, the villainous COVID-19 virus has foiled our original plan to gather. In accordance with CDC guidelines and our partners, we were not able to host our event on June 6, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME.
But, don't put your capes and masks away just yet Superheroes! Don’t despair friends. Be "apart" of something new this year! As our Superheroes are virtually everywhere, we are holding a virtual event. Join us as we celebrate our state-wide digital community of Superheroes ready to meet their call to action for individuals with special needs and super abilities. We are hoping more Superheroes than event will be able to participate. Invite a friend to join in the fun!
Proceeds from this year’s event will offset the unexpected COVID-19 related costs of providing needed programs and services to children, youth and adults, while keeping these consumers and their families and our employees safe.
Where & When
Anywhere in the world, any time of day or night starting Friday, July 17, 8 a.m., through Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. Choose your event, your course, and the time of day to get involved. Although we will be running or walking alone or in small groups in our own communities, are Superheroes really ever alone? No, they are just 6’ or one Bat Signal away from each other.
What to Wear
Your costume of course! A cape, mask, golden lasso, tights, utility belt, fancy socks, or jet pack. Accessorize with a pet sidekick if you've got one! Or, a Superhero 5K t-shirt from a past 5k. Apply sunscreen or bug spray liberally if needed.
Adults 17+ = $10
Youth 5 to 16 = $5
Children 4 and Under = Free
Pets = Free
A commemorative 2020 Superhero 5k Ribbon for every participant. And, a car magnet for each household to trick out their own Bat mobile. Giveaways will be sent to your Bat Cave after the event.
Contests & Prizes
The first 100 Superheroes to register will be entered into a raffle for drawings to win a limited edition Superhero 5k Sweatshirt Blanket. Photo prizes will be awarded including ones for best costumes, pet sidekicks, finish lines and superhero mobiles. Check out our Facebook Superhero 5k Event to learn more more, share costume tips, download a superhero-inspired Spotify play list and share your photos.
About photos, take lots of them! Be sure to tag #WFSSuperhero5k. If you're not on Facebook, email them to [email protected]. We will be posting your photos and photos of our past 5k events to get you in the mood for race day!
Participants can enter their results through the race site or email. Instructions on how to communicate your results will be sent out closer to the event.
Why Participate or Donate?
Today, 1 in 59 kids is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are different from other people. Transitions and/or breaks in routine can be stressful for people with ASD in the best of times. During the past few months, social distancing and mask protocols, school cancellations, changes in receiving needed services, and many other things have been extra challenging. Everyone can be a hero in some way to people with disabilities.
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