CASA Superhero 5K and Kids 1 Mile

Sat November 6 - Sun November 7 Directions


11/06 9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Assisted Participant 5K

11/06 9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


11/06 9:05AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Kids 1 Mile (Purple Heat - 10:45)

11/06 10:45AM EDT - 11:15AM EDT

Kids 1 Mile (Blue Heat - 11:15)

11/06 11:15AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT

Kids 1 Mile (Yellow Heat - 11:45)

11/06 11:45AM EDT - 12:15PM EDT
Join us in-person or virtually for the 7th Annual CASA Superhero Run! Walk, run, or raise money for CASA and you can be a real-life superhero to some very special children right here in Central Virginia. 

Event Options:

5K Run: Superheroes who like to run like the flash can sign up for the 5K Run and receive a race shirt (or cape), swag bag, and finisher medal! The run will be professionally chip timed by Riverside Runners. The start/end will be in the parking area of Percival's Island Trail in downtown Lynchburg. 

5K Walk
If walking is more your superhero style, then sign up for the 5K Walk. Walkers will receive a race shirt (or cape), swag bag, and finisher medal! The walk will also be professionally chip timed but is non-competitive (no age group or overall awards issued). 

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: Get those little superheroes out for some training runs and build up to one full mile by race weekend. Our little superheroes (12 and under) will receive a cape, swag bag, and finisher medal. ONE parent per child may run with their small children. Parents do not have to pay or register (fun run only). Parents will receive a numbered bracelet which is their “ticket” to run with their child and/or pick up their child at the finish line parent/child meet-up corral. There will be 3 heats (races) beginning at 10:45 am, 11:15 am, and 11:45 am. The start location for all heats will be the parking area of Percival's Island Trail in downtown Lynchburg. Superheroes will chase the villains to the halfway point, refuel, and run back to headquarters. This fun run will not be timed and all kids will receive a collectible finisher's medal.

0.0K "Couch Crusader":
If lounging on the couch and watching superhero movies is how you want to participate, then this category is for you! Couch crusaders will get a race shirt and swag bag.

Entry Fees: Register early and save!

5K Run and Walk:   
Register by Oct. 15: 5K: $30
Register Oct. 16 - Nov. 5: 5k: $35
Register on Race Day (Nov. 6): 5k: $40
**Note: On-site race day registration is open from 8:00 am-8:30 am

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run:   
Register by Nov. 5: Kids 1 Mile: $15
Register on Race Day (Nov. 6): Kids 1 Mile: $20
**Note: On-site race day registration is open from 8:00 am-10:00 am

Couch Crusader:  $25
**Note: Registration closes 11/6/21 at 10:00 am

Immediate Family Discount: If you are like the Incredibles and have a whole family of superheroes, take advantage of our immediate family discount! Register 4 or more (up to 6) members and get $5 off per person. Discount applies to registration fees only.

Race for Free: Superheroes run for free when you refer 6 friends! Share your unique referral code and your race registration fee will be refunded when six of your friends sign up with your code.

Superhero Swag:

T-Shirts and Capes:  All superheroes in the 5K run or walk will receive a custom-designed t-shirt or cape (register by October 22 to guarantee your shirt or cape) and a swag bag at packet pickup. Shirts are a super soft, preshrunk cotton blend and unisex sizing.  Kids 1 Mile participants will receive a cape and swag bag. We will have limited quantities of t-shirts and capes available for those that register after October 22nd.

*Custom Finisher Medal:  Who doesn't love a medal? All superheroes should be rewarded for their bravery and acts of kindness. All 5K and Kids 1 Mile participants will receive a unique Finisher Medal with their packet. 
*Finisher medals are not awarded to our Couch Crusaders

Costume Contest:  Those registered in any of our superhero events have the option to participate in the Costume Contest!  Categories include:
Best Traditional Superhero (Male, Female, Boy, Girl)
Best Invented Superhero (Male, Female, Boy, Girl)
Best Superhero Family
Best Superhero Baby
Our panel of judges will choose winners in each category. Be creative and you could win a prize and a free entry for next year! Be on the lookout for an email with more details as we get closer to race day.

Want more awesome swag? Become a fundraiser and earn amazing swag when you hit milestones! See below for details. 

Become a Super Fundraiser:

Become a Superhero Fundraiser and help CASA soar to our fundraising goal!  Create your fundraising page during registration or after by logging into your Runsignup account. Customize your page with your photo and story - be creative! Link your fundraising page to Facebook for a more successful campaign.

Top Fundraising Prizes:
The top three fundraisers will win big!

  • 1st Place - $500 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place - $400 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Place - $300 Staycation Package (local gift cards)

Fundraising Swag: 
All fundraisers who hit milestones will win amazing swag!

  • Raise $100 and you will earn a pair of 2021 Superhero Run Sunglasses
  • Raise $250 and you will earn a 2021 Superhero Run Wireless Charging Pad (and sunglasses)
  • Raise $500 and you will earn a 2021 Superhero Run Hoodie (and sunglasses and charging pad)

The cut-off time for donations to count towards prizes and incentives is Friday, October 29th at 11:59pm. Donations must be date stamped by the system on or before that day/time or they will not count toward prizes. To bring cash or checks to the CASA office, please pre-arrange a drop-off with Kelli Diaz at


Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, top overall male and female masters finishers, as well as the top three in each age/gender category for the 5K Run. Age group awards will not be given in the 5K Walk, Kids 1 Mile, or any virtual events. Awards will also be given to the top fundraisers and to those with the best costumes (see above).

Packet Pick-up:

You can pick up your race packet on Friday, November 5th from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Riverside Runners (2480 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24503   434.846.7449). We highly encourage you to pick up your packet on Friday to avoid long lines on race day. Race day packet pickup starts at 8am and will end at 8:45 for the 5K and 10:30 for the Kids 1 Mile.
Virtual participants may also choose to have your items mailed to you for an additional fee of $8.00. This option is available during registration and for addresses in the contiguous United States. We will ship to Hawaii and Alaska upon request for an additional fee (email for this option).

Parking on Race Day:

Parking information will be available in your race guide at packet pickup and online the week before the race. We are working at the speed of light to once again provide free shuttle service to several large downtown parking lots. Stay tuned!


What fun is a Superhero Run without costumes? We encourage everyone to wear their favorite superhero costume (buy it or make it) but it is certainly not required. Which superhero will you be? When selecting your costume, please be reminded that children of all ages will be participating in this family-friendly event (costumes should not be too revealing or scary please).

Race Day Hydration and Refreshments: 

For safety reasons, all water at the finish line food tent and on the course (at halfway point of both events) will be bottled. Refreshments will be handed out in bags at the food tent.

Refund Policy:

All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Stroller Policy:

Due to the narrow path of the course, strollers are discouraged in the 5K Run for safety purposes. If you choose to push a stroller, you must start in the back and stay on the right side of the path at all times. Because the course is out and back and the path is narrow, strollers cannot line up side-by-side. This is for the safety of all participants.

Headphone Policy:

For safety reasons, please do not wear headphones while running or walking on the course.

Assisted Athletes Information:

Assisted athletes with disabilities are welcome. Both the assisted athlete and the pusher must register and sign the waiver but will each only pay half price for registration. Please register as an assisted athlete team to get your discount. Assisted athletes will have a 3-5 minute advance start for course safety purposes. On race day, please go to the front of the starting line and our team will get you lined up. We will also have several parking spaces reserved near the event. Please look for our parking attendants and let them know you are an assisted athlete team.

Pet Policy:

For safety reasons, dogs and other pets are not permitted on the course.

COVID-19 Safety/Policy:

To ensure the health and safety of our race participants, we have planned several adjustments to our in-person race event:

  • Wave start for all races
  • Cap on all races (5K run 400, 5K walk 150, kids run 150)
  • Bagged refreshments at the end of the race
  • Individual water bottles at water stops
  • Hand sanitizing stations

As COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to closely monitor reports provided by local authorities, the Virginia Department of Health & the CDC to determine if additional safety measures are needed.  We plan to hold an in-person event unless restrictions are implemented at the local, state, or federal government that would prevent us from doing so.  In this case, we would shift to a virtual event.  

Race participants always have the choice to shift to a virtual option.  Please use the following FAQ’s to better understand what this means.  Feel free to reach out to our CASA staff or board members to discuss any questions.

Sponsorship FAQs

1. How would a change to virtual be communicated?
Updates will be emailed directly to sponsor contacts, as well as posted on both our Facebook page & race website.

2. If the race is moved to virtual, will sponsors be refunded or receive some other benefits for their sponsorship?
Sponsors will continue to get exposure for the virtual event through various social media, radio & other advertising as currently listed in the sponsor guide.  While we are not able to give refunds, we will work closely with each sponsor to find additional ways to highlight your business in the local community to compensate for the lost in-person event exposure.  

Participant FAQs

1. How would a required change to virtual be communicated?
If we are required to move to a virtual race, individual emails will be sent to each participant, as well as posted on our Facebook page & race website to let you know that you have been automatically moved to the virtual event.

2. What if I choose to move to a virtual race instead of in person?
If at any point you would like to move to a virtual race, please contact the race director at

3. Is there a cost to change to virtual?
No, there is no cost to move to a virtual race.

4. When is the latest I can decide to move to a virtual race?
By November 1st

5. How would a change to a 100% virtual race impact other components of the race?

-You would choose to run the race anytime over the weekend (11/6-11/7)
-You would run / walk at the location of your choice
-You would upload your finish time to the Runsignup results page
-The costume contest would be held virtually with participants posting photos through an online form

6. Will there be age group awards for virtual participants?
No, virtual participants are not eligible to participate in the age group awards


Have a question we didn't answer? Let us know at

Did you know you can participate in the CASA Superhero Run for FREE!  How you ask?  

1.  Register yourself for this year's event.
2.  Share your unique referral code with every Superhero you know via Facebook, email, etc...
3.  Have your entry fee automatically refunded when 6 or more Superheroes use your code.

Yes! It's that simple.

Thank you for supporting CASA! 

Race Contact Info

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Percival's Island Trail, 1600 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA

Percival's Island Trail, 1600 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA


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