At Rogue, we are all about running and runners, no matter the reason behind it. Whether the motivation is weight-loss, PR-setting, meeting new friends or simply a love of getting outside and moving, we are behind it. We are also behind the idea of organized races and other running events, as it takes these personal motivations to the next level by providing a goal and, ultimately, an unbeatable sense of accomplishment once you attain it.
However, there are events out there that use these motivations for something much bigger, and those are the events that we can really get behind. The CASA Superhero Run is one of these events – beyond serving as a goal, a venue for a potential PR and a really fun Sunday morning, it serves as a support system for those who truly need it most – abused and neglected children. CASA is doing great, great things, and all you have to do to help them continue is to go have a great, great time at the Superhero Run.
from the CASA Superhero Run organizers:
Superman was adopted. Spiderman was raised by his aunt and uncle. Batman grew up with his butler, Alfred, and later took in Robin to raise as his ward. Thor was kicked out of Asgard by his dad but eventually reunified with his family. Few superheroes grew up in a typical family situation raised by their own parents, yet they all accomplished great things as adults. CASA, a nonprofit that advocates for children who’ve experienced abuse or neglect, believes all children deserve the chance to grow up happy and healthy and become superhero adults themselves.
That’s why the CASA programs of Travis and Williamson counties are hosting the CASA Superhero Run. This run raises funds and awareness to provide children who’ve been abused or neglected with the powerful voice of their very own CASA volunteer. Children with CASA volunteers are more likely to receive therapy, health care and education, more likely to do better in school, less likely to be bounced from one place to another, less likely to get stuck in long-term foster care and significantly more likely to reach safe, permanent homes than children without CASA
Who: CASA programs of Travis and Williamson Counties and more than 1,500 local superheroes, runners, families and super dogs.
What: CASA Superhero Run – Superhero-themed 5K and Kids 1K with superhero costume contest, bounce-houses, photo booth, superhero appearances, free food & drink, and more!
When: Sunday, September 30th, 2012
7 am – Registration, Check-In and Superhero Costume Contest
8 am – 5K Race Starts
8:45 am – Kids 1K Starts
9:15 am (approx) – Costume Contest and Race Awards Ceremony after Kids 1K
Where: Mueller Lake Park & Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723
Why: To raise funds and awareness in support of children who’ve been abused or neglected. Or, as one boy told us: “If abused kids see that other kids are superheroes, then they’ll know that they can be superheroes too.”
More Info: Find out more about the run and register or donate at www.casasuperherorun.com
Sponsored By: KLRU-TV, Univision 62, KASE 101, AM 1300 The ZONE
CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest. After 30 hours of intensive training, background checks and being sworn-in by a judge, volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 15-20 hours a month advocating for these children for at least a year. CASA of Travis County was founded in 1985 and supports more than 550 volunteers who advocate for at least 1,400 children a year. CASA of Williamson County was founded in 2009 and supports 40 volunteers who advocate for 75 children a year.