The Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee will be hosting their Second Annual Superhero Sprint 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Superhero Sprint runs from 9 a.m.-noon at RiverPark, pavilion #4, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. in Chattanooga. The event includes a 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk, superhero costume contest, vendor fair, kids activities and more.
“The Superhero Sprint is a great opportunity for our community to come together for a super fun time and to support the one in 100 people who have epilepsy,” said Epilepsy Foundation of SETN Executive Director Mickey McCamish. “I couldn’t think of a better location than beautiful RiverPark, and we can’t wait for our Second Annual Superhero Sprint.”
Throughout the event, participants can meet and greet with all their favorite superheroes. "Superheroes will join us from Chattooine, Chattanooga’s Official Fan Force. Visiting superheroes will also judge our costume contest and award prizes for the top three costumes," organizers said.
The first 10 racers who prove they are faster than the Flash will receive an “I beat the Flash” Epilepsy Foundation t-shirt.
The 5K starts at 9 a.m., with the 1-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and is $25 for runners, $15 for walkers and includes an official race t-shirt. Team packages are available for teams of eight for $175.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers, as well as the top male, female and kids finisher.
All proceeds from the Superhero Sprint will go to support Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee services, including:
• Client services and medicine assistance
• Pediatric healthcare services
• Home & community-based support programs
• Educational outreach and training
To learn more about their services and to schedule free epilepsy training for your team, contact Shawnessey Cargile at 423-838-0113.
Event registration and information can be found here.