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Virtual Superhero 5k for Prevention

Thu, Oct 01 10:00 PM
Fri, Oct 30

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Making healthy choices, one stride at a time. Join our virtual 5k all month long in October! Talk early, talk often and make a difference.

Where: Wherever you are – this year’s event will be virtual. Take a picture of your route (we love MapMyRun), send us an image, and you’re officially one of our superhero racers!

What: This year we will be running virtually but will still include all the fun from a distance; the event runs from October 4–31. Awards will be given over Facebook Live at 1:00pm on November 1, 2020. All proceeds support families struggling with addiction and mental health in the Delaware Valley.

How will this work? Although we will be apart, we will be spreading Superhero energy everywhere! Register for the virtual race above. Grab your cape or your mask (or just your t-shirt) and post a picture on our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn!) OR send us an email telling us you completed the run. You can post your route, your costume, your time, anything and everything you like! Then, you’re officially part of the Superhero team! You have until October 31 at 5:00 to complete your run or walk and let us know.

All participants registering before September 25 will receive a tech-tee and a Festival-in-a-Box shipped to your door with items you need to have your own Superhero Run/Walk and Festival. Expect fun family activities, community resources, and some exciting surprises. If you register after September 25 you will need to pick up your items at the Child Guidance Havertown headquarters.

Why: Our prevention theme is especially relevant this year. The isolation, worry, and anxiety triggered by the pandemic have contributed to an increase in drug and alcohol misuse and abuse. These circumstances are having a devastating impact on children and families as a whole. The Superhero Run & Wellness Festival offers families prevention skills, builds awareness of substance abuse, and shares resources.

Click here to register! Any additional questions, email Liia Richmond at LRichmond@cgrc.org

Fundraise and support our families:

You can be a sponsor (contact TLutter@cgrc.org) or create a fundraising team! All proceeds from this event directly support families in the five-county Philadelphia area with addiction, mental health, and behavioral health needs. Join us to promote drug and alcohol awareness and raise funds to provide therapeutic care for children and families. Your efforts can provide provide every child with a safe home and comprehensive, affordable behavioral and mental healthcare. Together, we can change the lives of thousands of families and provide them with the support they deserve!

This event is coordinated by Child Guidance Resource Centers and partially funded by the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol.

Questions? Email Tiiu at tlutter@cgrc.org.