For Kids' Sake 7th Annual Superhero 5K


Carbondale, IL – The 7th Annual For Kids’ Sake Superhero 5K at Turley Park in Carbondale is just days away! Friday, September 22, is the deadline for pre-registration. It costs $20 for adults and $10 for kids 17 and under, and guarantees an Official Event T-shirt. Your $20 registration fee will feed an orphan 57 meals. If you miss the pre-registration deadline, register at the event, Friday, September 29 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm at Turley Park.

Join hundreds of participants at the starting line to run or walk in Carbondale’s largest 5K. This year, the local nonprofit is anticipating 400 “Superheroes” to participate. In addition to the race, local vendors will also offer free services including massages from John A. Logan Massage Therapists, 3D Body Scans from Natural Health Improvement Center, Shoe Screenings from Missouri Running Company, Face Painting from Plush UNLTD, fun kids activities from Carbondale Park District, and more.

After the race, stay for the Award Ceremony with individual and team awards for Top Fundraisers, Best Time, and Best Superhero Costumes. Prizes include gift cards, a bowling party, and custom-made For Kids' Sake Superhero capes. The Town Square Market Grill will have a delicious $5 dinner with a freshly grilled burger or hotdog, chips and a drink.

Donations towards the event can be made at

For more information, call For Kids’ Sake at 618-529-5044, email or visit

This year’s event has wide support from 40 local business sponsors including:
Longbranch Café & Bakery, Southern Illinois GI Specialists, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Marion Eye Centers & Optical, Henry Printing, NeuroRestorative Carbondale, Withers Broadcasting, the Daily Egyptian, Cook Portable Warehouses, The City of Carbondale, Town Square Market, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Embroidery Station, WDBX, WSIU Radio, Natural Health Improvement Center, Gentry Couch, Greenridge Landscaping, Baine Roofing Co., G.L.Morris Refrigeration, First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust, First Southern Bank, Coleman Lawn Equipment, Midwest Propane, G. Meredith Funeral Home, Phoenix Cycles, Castle Perilous Games and Books, Anna Tire & Auto Center, Bella Sofia Threads, El Greco, Banterra, Brehm Preparatory School, and Gaia House.

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