Ready… Set… Go for the 5th Annual Superhero Dash at High Point University
Calling all superheroes to Vert Stadium at High Point University (HPU) on Sunday, March 18 for the annual Superhero Dash. This is the fifth year that HPU’s Kappa Delta sorority and the Guild of Family Service of High Point will join together to put on this event for HPU students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
HPU’s Kappa Delta Sorority and the Guild of Family Service of High Point
Unite to Raise Funds for Family Service of the Piedmont
The Superhero Dash is a race to increase awareness of Family Service of the Piedmont, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals and families in crisis to restore hope, achieve stability and thrive through quality support services, advocacy and education. Funds raised at the event will support agency programs that address the issue of child abuse and support healthy parenting initiatives.
The agency operates two fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers which coordinate the investigation and treatment of child abuse. Last year, these centers served 411 families, conducting 373 forensic interviews. That averages out to about one case of potential child abuse investigated each day.
The race includes both a 5K run for adults and a 1K run for children 10 and under. There will also be a bounce house, games, face painting and food trucks for kids and their families. Superhero capes and masks will be given to all the fun run participants. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero. The 5K runners will receive themed t-shirts.
Superhero Dash Information – Sun., Mar. 18
1:30pm – Registration and Packet Pick-up
2:30pm – Fun Run
3:00pm – 5K Run/Walk
The awards will begin immediately following the chip-timed 5K and include the top three male, female and overall runners as well as runners in several different age categories. The cost to participate in the 5k run is $25 while the 1K fun run participation cost is $15. People can also sign up as a ‘Virtual Runner’ for $25 if they can’t participate on race day but still wish to help raise funds.
Sign up online through March 16th at www.safeandhealthyfamilies.com/SuperHeroDash/. The event’s presenting sponsors include Stan Holt of Edward Jones® and Eric and Alyce Hill.
“We hope to have more than 200 participants in this year’s event,” says Misty Holt, co-chair for the event and a member of the Guild of Family Service of High Point. Co-chair Shelly Edgerly adds, “We truly enjoy working together with the Kappa Deltas from High Point University to raise money to help identify and prevent child abuse here in the Piedmont.”
About Family Service of the Piedmont – Family Service of the Piedmont is a private nonprofit agency providing quality support services, advocacy and education for children and adults dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability. By providing support services and resources to people experiencing these issues, they are better able to live healthy and productive lives, thereby creating safer and healthier families. Family Service of the Piedmont; Building Safe and Healthy Families. Information about Family Service of the Piedmont can be found at www.safeandhealthyfamilies.com.