Sat February 5, 2022 Directions
Dress as your favorite Super Hero

Superhero 5K

$20 9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST Price increases after November 29, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Superhero 1 Mile Fun Run

$10 8:30AM EST - 9:00AM EST Price increases after December 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual Superhero 5k

$20 You get to run your own race, at your own place, and you are still part of the superhero team.
Race Website

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The 11th Annual Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on February 5, 2022, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

This is a Foster Care Awareness Event. In-person and virtual racing options are available.

Kids' Fun Run starts at 8:30am. Anticipated 5K start at 9am but we will remain flexible to current COVID protocol.

More than just a race, the Superhero race brings together child welfare agencies and the community to highlight the 1100 youth who are in local foster care in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties, while providing a family-friendly event with music, a kiddie zone, food, and giveaways.

We believe that kids in foster care and those who care for them are some of our community's most incredible heroes, which is the reason we have chosen a superhero theme. So don't be shy... come dressed as your favorite hero and get ready for an awesome race and cause! 

--Event Awesomeness:

An amazing venue at Nathan Benderson Park in beautiful Sarasota, FL. Close to everything University Town Center has to offer!
We offer a chip-timed, USATF certified 5K (Certification Code: FL17013TY).

Kiddie Zone with attractions. Post-race food included for all runners. DJ and superhero-themed music. Local vendors and child welfare community partners.


Best Superhero Family, Best Male & Female Superhero Costumes, Team Spirit (Team With Most Runners), Best Pet Superhero Costume

Overall- Male and Female
Master- Male and Female (fastest over the age of 40)
Grand Master- Male and Female (fastest over the age of 50)
Senior Master- Male and Female (fastest over the age of 60)
Veteran Master- Male and Female (fastest over the age of 70)
Youth Overall- Male and Female (fastest under the age of 13)
--Awards for 1st-6th Male and Female in the following age groups:                                                                                 
9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 
85-89, 90+

--Youth*/Adult 5K Registration Fee Schedule: (5K youth price is for under 18 years old)
$15/20 Mar 1 -- Mar 31, 2021
$20/25 Apr 1 -- Dec 31, 2021
$25/30 Jan 1 -- Jan 31, 2022
$30/35 Feb 1 -- Feb 3, 2022 (online registration will end on 2/3/22 at noon).
You can register in person at packet pick up after that time).

--1 Mile Registration Fee Schedule:
$5 Mar 1 -- Mar 31, 2021// $10 Apr 1-- Dec 31, 2021// $15 Jan 1 -- Feb 3, 2022 (online registration will end on 2/3/22 at noon).
You can register in person at either packet pick up after that time).                                         


Event Schedule:
6:45-7:45a Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up

8:20 National Anthem
8:30 Fun Run start
9:00 5K start TBD based on COVID protocol
[Children, strollers, and slower runners fill the back, please]

10:00 Awards Ceremony. Runners who do not want to stay to claim their medals will be provided pick up options at BaL's Sarasota office. We apologize, but medals will not be handed out early.

The course is an out-and-back. The 5K race will begin at the southwest corner of the property.

Parking is south of starting line at the southwest end of the lake. Bridge a Life and race signage will be posted for clarity. See parking and course map in the image posted to our Facebook page (search for Bridge A Life).

NOTE: Registrations after 1/24/22 are not guaranteed a shirt. 

Bridge a Life Video
Race Contact Info

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2241 N Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL US 34232


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