Be A Superhero: Team Sarcoma 5K
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Waco, TX, USA
Our 2nd Annual 5K was a great success. Walk-up registration was lower than predicted due to the forecasted triple-digit heat, but we still had a crowd of about 250 participants and volunteers. The event raised $10,300 after expenses!
The Waco community was especially generous this year, allowing us to raise more money than our inaugural year even without as many runners. Our last push for donations at the end of the event proved especially successful, giving us the boost to pass the previous mark.
A superhero-themed costume contest was held for all participants who chose to dress-up as their heroes during the races. Awards were given to the top three male and female finishers in each age bracket of the 5K, as well as to the over-all top three winners of the 5K.
The highlight of the race was once again our 1K fun run. Both children and adults loved our incredible cast of superheroes, including the likes of Superman, Batman, Spiderman and the Green Lantern.
The first “Be A Superhero” 5K was held in honor of Andrew Moore, a local nine-year old who was, at the time, fighting his own courageous battle against a sarcoma cancer, which included multiple surgeries and almost a full year of aggressive chemotherapy treatment. The event hosted more than 350 participants from across the state of Texas, and raised more than $10,000 towards sarcoma cancer research grants. Today, Andrew is doing extraordinarily well.