Monday, September 23, 2013

Superhero 5K for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

This weekend was the fundraising 5K for the CASA organization. CASA Volunteers make sure that abused and neglected children are represented in court cases, and they are truly superheroes. The race was hosted in Lexington, Kentucky and approximately 500 runners showed up to run the race, in addition to many spectators who cheered the runners on. Many runners were in costume, and I joined in with that group. I ran as Captain America with my trusty shield. It was a fun time, and there were activities before and after the race. I took home the 2nd Place prize for Best Traditional Hero Costume. I won some free meals from local restaurants, a big bag of Starbucks Coffee, and comic books!

Thanks to everyone who donated to my fundraising page for the event! So far, over $3,000 has been raised by all the runners/ fundraisers! Also, thanks to the many organizations that donated prizes for costume contests and race winners! There were a great number of sponsors, and some awesome prizes and trophies.

It you're not familiar with CASA, please check out their website and see how you can get involved with their efforts. http://lexingtoncasa.com/

The Lexington Herald reported on the race and their article and photo gallery are linked below. The photo pictured is courtesy of the Lexington Herald, taken by photographer Matt Goins.
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/21/2835565/superhero-run.html
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/21/2835047/superheroes-turn-out-for-lexington.html

Donations can still be made for the event fundraiser here:
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/RickMcGee/casa-superhero-run


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