Heroes big and small will be taking Getzendaner Park by storm at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 to aid the Texas Baptist Home for Children (TBHC). TBHC will host a Super Hero 5K at the park and encourage participants to dress as their favorite hero.
"This will be our third annual 5K for the Texas Baptist Home. The proceeds from the 5K go to help support post adoption services ministry, which offers resources to families after they have adopted such as counseling, education support and individual and group counseling,” Race Coordinator Dana Holt said. “The 5K this year is a Super Hero 5K. We wanted to celebrate the heroes in the lives of our children, like police, firefighters and super heroes. It is really a good time for families to come out, celebrate local heroes while supporting a great cause and make a big difference in the lives of these children.”
Holt said last year the race had more than 200 people take part in the event and TBHC is expecting around the same number. The more people that participate, the more children that can be helped. Runners are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costume. Each runner’s time will be digitally recorded through a chip that is placed in the runner’s tag.
Online registration will end at midnight Tuesday, Jan. 21. Pre-registration costs is $25. Registration will also take place the day of the run starting at 8 a.m. and is $30 per runner. Groups of four or more runners are $25 per person the day of the race.
The race is set to start at 9 a.m. and will end around 11 a.m. Trophies will be given out for first, second and third place for runners with the best time in each age division.
Along with the race there will be a silent auction with items donated from local businesses. One of the prizes in the auction is Whataburger for a year. The auction will end 15 minuets after the conclusion of the race. A DJ will also be at the race to pumping up runners with upbeat music.
Holt said she wants to encourage heroes from the community to come out and take part in this event, such as police officers and law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and medical professionals, and active, reserve or retired military personnel.
Runners interested taking part in the even can go to its website at www.texasbaptisthome5k.org for more information. Also to find out more information about the Texas Baptist Home for Children got to www.tbhc.org. Getzendaner Park is locked at 400 S. Grand Ave. next to Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie.