For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K

Race: For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K
Sat September 25, 2021 Carbondale, IL 62901 US

The 11th Annual For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K is back! This year's Superhero 5K will be a hybrid race - you can join us at the starting line on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 9am at Turley Park (1010 N. Glenview Dr, Carbondale, IL) or run anywhere in the galaxy! 

Superheroes save lives, which is exactly what you do when you participate in this race. All proceeds benefit orphans and students in Bangladesh. Your $25 registration fee alone is enough to feed 35 kids a nutritious meal. Be a true Superhero, and fundraise for the kids here:

**Current CDC guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed.

A Hybrid Superhero 5K - How it Works

Step 1. Register
Select the "For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K" to attend the in-person event. Pick up your t-shirt on Friday, Sept. 24 from 5pm-6pm at Turley Park (1010 N. Glenview Dr., Carbondale, IL) or on the day of the race, Sept. 25, at Turley Park starting at 8am.
Virtual: Select the Virtual FKS Superhero 5K to participate virtually, no matter where you live. T-shirts can be shipped to your door.
***You can change your registration from in-person to virtual or vice versa at no additional cost leading up to race day.

Step 2. Fundraise for the kids whether you're joining the in-person event or participating virtually: 

Step 3. Run or Walk
In-Person: Join other superheroes at 9am on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Turley Park to run our certified 5K Route with chip timing.
Virtual: Run/walk the 5K distance anywhere in the galaxy and log your results online any time between Sept. 17 - Sept. 25, 2021. Compare your race results with all other virtual participants. 

Step 4. Share a picture of your run to Facebook or Instagram tagging @forkidssakeusa

Step 5. Win Awards
In-Person and Virtual: Can win fundraising prizes
In-Person: Compete for fastest race time within 5 year-age categories and for the fastest team
We will announce all winners at the in-person Awards Ceremony, September 25 at Turley Park. Following the award ceremony, winners will be contacted and results posted online.

Questions? Email or call 618-529-5044

Get Free Registration!

Introducing two new ways to waive your registration fee for the FKS Superhero 5K!

1. Get five friends to register for the 5K (virtual or in-person). Use the referral code found in the confirmation email. You will receive this code after you register yourself.

2. Sign up to fundraise and raise $150 by September 12, 2021.

That's it! If you accomplish one of these super-feats you have the option to waive your registration fee.


Registration Fee: Adults $25, Kids $15 (17 & under)

Register by Sunday, Sept. 12 to guarantee your t-shirt  

Race packet pick-up: Friday, Sept. 24, 5-6pm, at Turley Park, 1010 N. Glenview Dr, Carbondale, IL OR shipping available

Day-of Registration opens at 8:00am; t-shirts available while supplies last

2021 T-Shirt Design Coming Soon!


Be a real life superhero by donating and/or fundraising for the kids. Creating a fundraising page takes minutes, and it's an opportunity for you to save lives in Bangladesh. Sign Up Here!

All money raised will go toward providing essential services for kids in Bangladesh like covering their daily meals, clean water, shelter, clothing, education and medical care. Raise $350+ to help support a kid for 6 months & take home a Carhartt Duffel Bag. 

NEW: When you raise $150 by Sept. 12, you can waive your registration fee!

Win Awards

Fundraising Awards - For Virtual and In-Person Participants

Top Overall Fundraiser:                                           Fitbit Versa 2 ($200 value)

Top Adult Fundraiser:                                              $100 Dick’s Gift Card

Top Kid Fundraiser:                                                  $100 Dick’s Gift Card

Top First Time Fundraiser:                                      $50 Dick’s Card

Championship Fundraising Team:                         $300 Visa Gift Card

In-Person Only Awards

Fastest Time Male:                                                   $50 MO Running Co.

Fastest Time Female:                                               $50 Dick’s Card

Fastest Time Overall Team:                                      Trophy 

Best Superhero Costume:                                         Custom For Kids' Sake Capes 

1st and 2nd Place in each 5-year age category:    Blue Spruce Tree Seedling

The Route

Local Superheroes: Registration opens at 8am on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Turley Park Pavilion, 1010 N. Glenview Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901. We'll take off from the starting line at 9am and the Award Ceremony will follow.

Virtual Registrants: You can run/walk anywhere in the galaxy! Run through your neighborhood, on a treadmill, on the beach, or feel free to use the route outlined below to guarantee you're running the 5K distance. Track your time and log your results from Sept. 17 - Sept. 25, 2021.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
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