Podcast Banner

Be a Hero 5k

Saturday October 16th, 2021

Urbana, IL

Official Website


Be a hero in the eyes of Cunningham kids!

Join us Saturday, October 16, 2021 for Cunningham Children’s Home Be a Hero 5K.

Whether you move like “The Flash” or at “ Hulk” speed, the Be a Hero 5K is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. Race registration is just $25. 

Feeling like a Superhero?  
Participants who raise $100 will receive a Cunningham Hero Cape! And, your race registration fee counts towards your goal. Wear your official Cunningham Hero Cape on race day or anytime you are being a hero in your community! This 5K Run/Walk will be tons of fun benefitting a great cause.

How does $100 make a difference at Cunningham?

  • $100 in our residential programs cover art, music and recreation therapy for our kids

  • $100 in our special education programs will help cover the cost of sensory sets for classrooms.

  • $100 in our community services programs will cover the cost of a “startup kit” for youth transitioning into independent living; items include pots, pans, silverware, cleaning supplies, lamps, towels and other household items that will make their first living space feel like home.

All funds raised through the Be a Hero 5K help to meet the critical needs of the 777 youth, individuals and families served by Cunningham. Young people are referred to Cunningham for many reasons, including a history of abuse, neglect, trauma, and mental health issues. Many have experienced rejection and loss. Cunningham offers opportunities for healing and hope across our three areas of services – residential treatment, special education and community-based services. More information about how our programs help youth and families to heal, learn and grow, can be found at cunninghamhome.org

Cunningham Children’s Home is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

  • Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners in the following age groups: under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.  

  • Awards will also be presented to the top three individual fundraisers.


Race Distances

Price Register
5k Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

Get Directions

Start Location

Crystal Lake Park- 206 West Park Street, Urbana, IL

Add a Comment

Please login to see RaceMob members' comments! Login