Cupertino superheroes encouraged to participate in Heroes Run

Annual Heroes Run in CupertinoCourtesy of Heroes Run

Be a superhero for the day at the fourth annual Heroes Run on Saturday, November 4.

The event encourages families with kids of all ages to register, dress up and participate to benefit children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. The annual obstacle-run is an initiative of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and the VMC Foundation. 

The Heroes Run has been a major success in the past. Last year’s run raised $50,000 and held 1,100 participants. The 2017 run will take place at the Cupertino Civic Center on November 4.

Superhero costumes are encouraged but not required to participate.

Monkey bars

Climbing ropes or “monkey bars” is what you can expect on the course, with new obstacles being added every year. Some of these obstacles were made by a group of inmates of the Elmwood men’s jail. “A dozen of inmates worked several hours a day, five days a week for about a month to build the equipment,” according to The Mercury News. “It’s a great way for the inmates to give back to the community,” Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager explained.

The Heroes Run will include:
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Superhero Kids Fun Run (ages 2-7)
  • Hero Dash Obstacle Course (with new obstacles added each year!)
  • Kids & Family Costume Contest
  • Superheroes along the way thanks to Heroes4Hope
  • Community Fair
  • Helicopter & Superhero Landing
  • Classic & Modern Sheriff & Fire Department Vehicles (you can even sit in them for photos!)
  • BBQ provided by the Santa Clara County Fire Department
  • Music
  • Balloon Release
  • And much more

To check out this year’s course, register, or volunteer, click here.