Highland, IL – For the third year in a row, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital - Highland is giving local residents an opportunity to live out their dreams of being a superhero – for at least a day – and get some exercise at the same time. The HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Superhero Fun Run/Walk event will be held Saturday, May 20, on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital. This year’s event is benefiting and sponsored by HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, as well sponsored by PrimeHealth sponsors Highland Machine, Legacy Place – Highland, Oberbeck Grain Co., Scott Credit Union, and The Korte Company.
Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero while completing a 5K fun run/walk course or participating in a 1-mile fun run/walk. The 5K run/walk is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 1-mile run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. The Superhero Fun Run/Walk event will take place rain or shine. Participants can register online at www.raceentry.com/racereviews/superhro-5k-1-mile-fun-runwalk.
This year, St. Joseph’s Hospital is extending the fun and will be hosting a Bike Rodeo with the Highland Police Department after the Superhero Fun Run/Walk in the parking lot of Highland High School. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer many kid-friendly events. The first 100 attendees in need of a bike helmet will receive a free helmet. All attendees can receive free helmet fittings and bike inspections with light maintenance services available. Anyone who completes the bicycle activities will be entered into a drawing for one of three bicycles. Highland EMS and the Highland and Highland Pierron Fire Departments will be on site at the event with fire trucks and the fire prevention trailer. Refreshments, drawings, and giveaways will also be provided. The Bike Rodeo is co-sponsored by The Cyclery, Tru Buy, Korte Meats, Highland Wal-Mart, Highland Moose Lodge, Highland EMS, Highland Fire Department, Highland Pierron Fire Department, Foppe Visual Communications, Highland Optimist Club, and Highland Printers. Participants must provide their own bicycle to participate in bicycle activities.
“We are very excited to be hosting our third Superhero Fun Run and adding to the activities with our Bike Rodeo,” said Amy Liefer, Director of Communications at St. Joseph’s Hospital. “The Bike Rodeo is part of our new community outreach plan to offer quarterly events which engage a variety of audiences throughout the year.”
During the Superhero Fun Run/Walk, runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate and are not required to dress up as a superhero. Whether participating with family members, friends, or individually, everyone is invited to come spend a beautiful spring day running or walking on the hospital’s new campus and enjoy special activities along the routes during the event. Water and fruit will be available to event participants after completing their route courtesy of SODEXO. Water stations will also be available along the routes. No pets will be allowed at the event.
Participants can register for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Superhero Run/Walk in Highland online (additional $3.00 processing fee) at www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/superhro-5k-1-mile-fun-runwalk. Availability of t-shirts is limited for registrations after April 29, but late and walk up registrations the day of the event are welcome. Participant event packets, which will include a superhero cape, can be picked-up in the St. Joseph’s Hospital main lobby Friday, May 19, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, 7 a.m. until event start time.
For more information about the St. Joseph’s Hospital Superhero Fun Run/Walk or the Bike Rodeo, please call Amy Liefer, Director of Communications, at 651-2589.