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March 14 - April 11, 2021

Superhero 5k-A-Week Virtual Challenge

Organized by Union City Leisure Services

About this event

The 7th annual Superhero fun run celebrates the anniverary of the Mark Green Sports Center as well as helps raise funds and awareness for those affected by Parkinson's Disease. The Mark Green Sports Center begun it's Parkinson's Exercise Program in 2016, and since then, this event is the kickoff event for fundraising for the Parkinson's Foundation. $5 from every registration will be donated to our Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day team. More on this at the bottom of the description.

The Challenge:


Run, walk, or stroll! The goal is to complete at least 5k (3.1 miles) every week between Sunday March 14 to Sunday April 11, 2021. After setting up your account with Challenge Runner (link to be sent 1 week prior to the event), you will be able to earn badges, and keep track of your progress as well as the progress of everyone entered into the event.

If you are able to complete at least 5k each week for 4 weeks, you will be earn a finisher medal! But wait, that's not all. There will be a chances to win raffle prizes from our local comic shop by completing extra challenges within each week like: most miles ran, scavenger hunts around Union Ciy Parks, and more.

Choose any route or path to complete this challenge throughout the 4 weeks, just make sure to follow safe social distancing measures required in your area.

How Document & Submit Your Results

One week prior to the race you will be sent a link to set up an account with Challenge Runner (if you don't already have an account), and you will submit and update your own miles after each run.

We are operating under the honor system, and as Superhero's we know we can trust you to be honest with your tracking. There are many ways to keep track of your milage. ou can use your smartphone/watch and a running app like MapMyRun or a native app on your phone/watch to time yourself and measure your distance. Or you can pre-plan a course, and simply time yourself.


Win Raffle Prizes!

As we mentioned above, we have some really cool Superhero prizes for all-ages to give out, so as race day approaches look out for the details on how to be entered to win.

Support A Great Cause

The Mark Green Sports Center will dedicate $5 from each registration to our Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Fundraising Team. Later this year the Parkinson's Foundation will host a virtual Moving Day event which raises funds and awareness for Parkinson's. Our Parkinson's Exercise Program in Union City is supported by a grant from the Parkinson's Foundation made possible by events like Moving Day. For more information, visit www.unioncity.org/parkinsons.

Registering Late?

If you register after the challenge has already begun, that is okay! You Can still earn a medal by completing a total of 12.4 miles before April 11th.

Event details and schedule

Event Timeframe:

Sunday March 14 - Sunday April 11, 2021 (4 Weeks)

Challenge:

Run, walk, or stroll, at least 3.1 miles (5k) each week to earn your medal. Challenge yourself, you don't have to stop at 3.1 miles. Find and invite friends, and keep yourself accountable. When logging in your results, you will be able to see how other participants are doing. Completing bonus challenges and tasks can earn you an entry for raffle prizes. Details of these will be sent closer to the challenge date.

Document & Submit Your Results

One week prior to the race you will be sent a link to set up an account with Challenge Runner (if you don't already have an account), and you will submit and update your own miles after each run, walk, or stroll.

*Bonus race challenges and info will be emailed to participants closer to race date.

When

March 14 - April 11, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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