Every Child Deserves a Superhero

CASA Superhero Run Returns to Downtown Arlington

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s YOU, decked out in your superhero cape and running shoes, ready for the fifth annual CASA Superhero Run! Your mission is clear: help neglected and abused kids in our community.

Voices of Hope

Tarrant County has the third highest rate of child abuse and neglect cases in the state. While Child Protective Services takes legal responsibility for placing them in safe, temporary living environments, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who speak up for the best interests of these children in court.

Providing services that are unduplicated in the system, CASA of Tarrant County has over 400 active, caring volunteers who come from all walks of life. Still, about 300 abused and neglected children in Tarrant County are currently waiting on the critical voice of a volunteer advocate.

The CASA Superhero Run helps raise the funds needed to expand CASA’s programs and provide real-life superheroes to advocate for every child in need.

Every Child Deserves a Superhero

Held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Downtown Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion, the CASA Superhero Run features a family-friendly, USATF Certified 5K Course and 1-mile Fun Run, plus:

  • Live entertainment
  • Free t-shirt and goody bag for registrants
  • Shopping and food in the vendor area
  • Puppy power pavilion for canine superheroes
  • Kapow! Kid Zone with inflatables, games and family-friendly activities
  • Costume contests for youth, adults, and dogs
  • Superhero Training Academy
  • and much more!

This year’s Superhero Run is expected to attract over 1,000 people in masks, capes, and original costumes, all coming together to support abused and neglected children in foster care.

Won’t you join them?

Superhero Run Registration and More Information

Online registration for the CASA Superhero Run is open until October 26 at 5:00 p.m. You may also register in person at the event from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. The first race begins at 8:00 a.m.

Visit the website for parking and more information.

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