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For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K

Race: For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K
Sat October 8, 2022 Carbondale, IL 62901 US


The 12th 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, Oct. 8, 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:

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, Oct. 7 from 5pm-6pm at Turley Park (1010 N. Glenview Dr., Carbondale, IL) or on the day of the race, Oct. 8, 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.

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, Oct. 8, 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 by Saturday, Oct. 8. 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, October 8 at Turley Park. Following the award ceremony, winners will be contacted and results posted online.

Questions? Email or call 618-529-5044


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

Register by Monday, Sept. 26 to guarantee your t-shirt  

Race packet pick-up: Friday, Oct. 7, 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

2022 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 $375+ to help support a kid for 6 months & take home a FKS outdoor blanket.

The Route

Local Superheroes: Registration opens at 8am on Saturday, Oct. 8, 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 online by Oct. 8, 2022.

Win Awards

Top Over all Fundraiser.......................Digital Picture Frame ($200 value)
Top Adult Fundraiser...........................$100 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card
Top Kid Fundraiser..............................$100 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card
Championship Fundraising Team.......$350 Visa Gift Card and 20 Free Games at S.I. Bowl
Fastest Male Time..............................$50 Missouri Running Club Gift Card
Fastest Female Time..........................$50 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card
Fastest Team......................................Trophy
Best Superhero Costume...................FKS Capes

PLUS Door Prizes including free day passes to The Hub in Marion
The fastest runners in each 5-year age category will receive locally made, For Kids' Sake patches!

Gold Sponsors - Click logo to visit websites

Silver Sponsors - Click logo to go to their website

Bronze Sponsors - Click logo to go to their website

Race Contact Info

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