2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk

When:
April 30, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
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2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk Scheduled for April 30

 Event to benefit CASA Youth Advocates, support its mission to provide advocates for all children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems

On Sunday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, runners and walkers will gather in their second year for a great cause. Participants are encouraged to hit the trails dressed as their favorite superheroes to support CASA Youth Advocate’s mission of providing champions for children.

“With the success of last year’s race, we were eager to begin plans for this year’s,” said CASA Youth Advocates Executive Director, Anne Shenberger. “This year’s race will be a wonderful opportunity to not only get in shape, but do good in the community, too.”

CASA Youth Advocates recruits, trains, and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who work to ensure that abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems find a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

According to research conducted through the National CASA Association, children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate move through the adoption process more quickly, are half as likely to re-enter foster care, receive more services while in the system, and perform better in school. Insuring these improved outcomes for all children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems becomes a matter of scale and resources, which is where fundraising events like the 2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk play an important role.

At this year’s festivities, FOX 29 News Reporter Chris O’Connell will help kick-off the race with good wishes and encouragement and Delaware County District Attorney, Jack Whelan, will judge the superhero costume contest.

Each 5K registrant receives a t-shirt, refreshments, water stations, and prizes. The event includes awards for the top overall male and female race finishers, overall age group winners and top sponsors. Timing and logistics will be coordinated by Bryn Mawr Racing Company.

Event registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 7-17 before April 23, 2017; $40 for adults and $20 for children 7-17 after April 23, 2017, including the day of the race. All children 6 and under are free.

For more information or to register for the 2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk, visit http://delcocasa.org/news-events/2017-superhero-5k-runwalk-back or call 610-565-2208. See you there!

 EVENT INFORMATION

 

What               2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk benefitting CASA Youth Advocates

When              Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. registration; 9:00 a.m. race start

Where             Ridley Creek State Park (Pavilion 17)

1023 Sycamore Mills Rd.

Media, PA 19063

Awards           Top overall male/female race finishers, overall age group winners, and top 1-3 sponsors

Entry Fees       Before April 23, 2017: $30 for adults, $15 for children 7-17 (children 6 & under FREE)

After April 23, 2017 & Day of Race: $40 for adults, $20 for children 7-17 (children 6 & under                              FREE)

More Information: 610-565-2208 or http://delcocasa.org/news-events/2017-superhero-5k-runwalk-back

About CASA Youth Advocates

Since 1992, CASA Youth Advocates has worked to ensure each child in Delaware County’s child welfare system a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Delaware County CASA recruits and trains volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to advise the courts on the best interests of an abused or neglected child, with support and guidance from CASA’s professional staff of social workers and attorneys. In 2015, CASA expanded services to Chester County Children.

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