|The Super Hero 5K Race Takes Off This Saturday And Raises Awareness for Children That Need A Good Home
Bridge a Life, a nonprofit organization that services foster and adoptive families in the area, today announced its annual race benefitting foster care families and the children they serve. The Super Hero 5K will be held near the Amphitheatre at GT Bray Park and will help raise awareness for children in the foster care programs of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
May is Foster Care Awareness Month and this event is Manatee and Sarasota’s biggest awareness event. Joined by more than 20 organizations from both counties, the Super Hero 5K is the annual cornerstone event that brings foster family resources together with the families that need those services most. The event also allows those interested in fostering an opportunity to gather information and be introduced to the foster care community.
“Kids in foster care need an engaged community to rally around them as their cases work through the court system,” said Manatee County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association President Danny Jones. “Many of these kids come from tough places and any positive input they receive from those around them, especially their community, can be the difference between a life of serious struggles and a life of success. The Super Hero 5K foster care awareness run celebrates these children and their value, yet recognizes their struggle to feel loved and wanted. We need to do our part by supporting them on their journey. This event is a perfect chance to do just that.”
Join the over 200 racers at 8:00am for a One Mile Fun Run or at 8:15am for the chipped and timed official 5K Race with race results provided by S2 Timing. Participants can continue to register online at www.5KHero.com through midnight, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for $25 per person – 12 and under are free. After that, participants must register at the event for $30. Event registration begins at 7:00am.