Superhero 5K Run, Walk That Benefits CASA Youth Advocates Set for April 30

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Image via CASA Youth Advocates.

Runners and walkers will gather on Sunday, April 30 at 9 AM at Ridley Creek State Park in Media 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.

FOX 29 News Reporter Chris O’Connell will help kick off this year’s 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 the Bryn Mawr Racing Company.

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

Click here for more information or to register.

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