The 2018 Kevin Stoddard Superhero 5k & Fun Run is an USTAF sanctioned event that will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the beautiful Wheaton Regional Park. View a map of the course here.
Spread the word! Download a copy of our race flier here.
We encourage all types of runners and walkers: avid runners, joggers and walkers to participate.
Superhero costumes are encouraged! We want to see superheroes of all shapes, sizes, and strengths embody Kevin's superhuman spirit, so bring on your capes, masks, and supernatural tricks. We'll be giving out small prizes for best superhero costume and spirit, so plan accordingly!
REGISTRATION: Registration will be accepted online until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 27. Race day registrations will be available before the race on Saturday morning starting at 7:00 am.
** Register early! The first 100 registrants (5k or Fun Run) will receive an automatic entry into drawings for our super fantastic door prizes. Click here to check out a list of our amazing prize donors.**
Superhero 5k: $35 /// Registration fee includes long-sleeved race t-shirt ... or you can opt for a superhero cape and mask!
The 5k is a chip-timed race that winds through the beautiful Wheaton Regional Park. You can view photos of the course here. IPICO timing and results will be managed by Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
KAPOW Fun Run: $15 /// *** Registration is NOT required, but everyone who registers will receive a superhero cape (or t-shirt) and medal.
Kids and kids-at-heart will walk or run after the 5k on a 1-mile course. Age is strictly limited from baby to 100+. The Fun Run is not officially timed.
PACKET (CAPE) PICK UP will be held on Friday, 9/28 at Modell's Bethesda (7201 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814) from 3pm - 7pm.
Packet pick up and same day registration will also be available on race day starting at 7am. We’ll be set up in the gravel lot next to the train station.
*** T-shirts will not be guaranteed for those who register after September 12. Limited t-shirts will be available on race day.
Virtual Entry: $35 (with long-sleeved t-shirt) /// Can’t make it all the way to the DC area, but still want to strut your best and support the super heroic battle to fund research for mental health?
Pledge to walk, run, skip, jump, or soar at least ONE mile with us on Saturday morning, September 29, wherever you are. Snap your best Superhero Selfie and tag it with #5ksuperheroselfie or send it to us! We want to see how far Kevin’s superhero spirit can stretch.
All virtual registrants who sign up by September 10 and are based in the U.S. or Canada will receive a race packet, medal, and t-shirt within 1 week of September 29. Check out a map of Kev's Superhero's Network (virtual 5k entrants).
Superhero costumes are still encouraged for virtual registrants. Give your neighbors a thrill!
Not so interested in running, but still want to help?
Shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Volunteers page to get in contact about volunteering!
7:00 - 8:00 - Race day registration & packet pick up
7:40 - Race warmup led by Fit Body Boot Camp - open to everyone!
8:00 - 5k Start
9:00 - KAPOW Fun Run
9:30 – Awards and merriment
Prizes will be awarded to:
BEST COSTUME (Kids and Adult)
BEST GROUP COSTUME
1st-3rd MEN AND WOMEN'S FINISHERS (Cash prizes)
BEST VIRTUAL SUPERHERO/SPIRIT
2018 Superhero Tree Dedication
Are you running for someone?
In honor of all those who have passed away or are still fighting against the effects of mental illness and addiction, we are dedicating several trees with the Maryland Forest Service:
- Memorial Trees for those who have died
- Strength Trees for the superheroes in recovery
- Hope Trees for those still suffering
Addiction and mental illness are often lonely battles for those suffering and their loved ones. We hope these trees will serve as a living tribute to offer moments of peace, strength, and serenity in the face of heroic fights.
All submissions will be anonymous, unless you note otherwise. You do not need to make a donation or be present at the race to submit a name to be included.