Everyone Has the Ability to Be a Hero

All ages and all abilities are invited to run, walk or roll in the Youth Challenge Superhero Dash at Lakewood Park on September 21.

Join hundreds of runners, walkers, and rollers (participants in wheelchairs) and dress as your favorite Superhero to help raise money for young people with physical disabilities at the Youth Challenge Superhero Dash. The 34th Annual Race Day, in memory of former Trustee Dave Hardman, will take place Saturday, September 21, at Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood.

The 5K run and the 1 Mile Walk/Roll both start at 9:30 a.m. Awards will go to the top three men and women overall and in each age group, as well as the challenge division. All 1 Mile finishers will receive an achievement ribbon. There will be fun for the whole family, including a Superhero costume contest, face painting, raffles, and post-race refreshments!

Adult runners and walkers are $25 per person for early registration, $30 on Race Day; Children 18 and under are $10 (pre-registered and same day). First 300 registrants will receive t-shirts, subject to availability on Race Day. Register online until September 20 at hermescleveland.com.

The Superhero Dash will raise funds for Youth Challenge, a nonprofit that provides adapted sports and recreational opportunities to young people with physical disabilities. Trained teen volunteers are paired one-on-one with participants to play adapted sports, make friends, and have fun. YC serves children throughout Northeast Ohio and has offices in Westlake and Shaker Heights. All programs and transportation are free for participant families.

Sponsors for the Superhero Dash are Linda & Doug Hardman, American Tank & Fabricating, Automotive Specialty Services, Don’s Lighthouse Grille, First Federal Lakewood, Oatey Foundation, and Gallagher.

Visit youthchallengesports.com or call 440-892-1001 for more details.

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