Superhero Run

CHADS Superhero Run
Saturday, September 12
Tower Grove Park, Sons of Rest Shelter
7 am: Registration; 8 am: Run Begins

superhero run

Thank you to all who participated. Click here for the race results. See photos here. 


Dress as your favorite superhero for either a 5K run or a 1 mile walk. There will be superhero music, food, drinks, attendance prizes, and prizes for the best costumes and runners! Early registration by September 5 is $30 and will guarantee a T-shirt. Registration after September 5 is $35. Walk in registration is welcome and opens at 7 am the day of the event. Schools can contact Ryan at for special pricing. By participating you are helping to support CHADS as well as staying healthy (mentally and physically). Proceeds benefit bullying and suicide prevention.

Now, why a superhero theme? This is your chance to be a superhero for a cause you care about. By participating, volunteering or supporting mental health in any way, you are our superhero! Also, if you or someone you know has ever gone through any type of mental health or bullying related issues, you know things can be tough. As someone who has struggled or as the person who has helped a friend or a family member, you are a true superhero. You have superhero strength and need to show that off! Get creative with your costumes!

In honor of our superhero theme here is a link to an article titled "Every Child a Superhero." The article gives 20 suggestions on how to unleash your child's inner superhero. (Works for adults too!)

FAQ for the CHADS 5K/10K Run and 1 Mile Walk

How do I register online? It is easy and no additional fees to sign up online. Click here. Sign up as an individual or a team.
Can we register the day of the Race? Absolutely, registration opens at 7 am. You can pay with cash, check or charge!
Can I form a team? You bet, the more the merrier!
Is this a stroller friendly course? Yes it is stroller friendly for the walk only.
Can we bring our dogs? They are welcome to participate in the walk only, NOT in the 5K run. 
What are the age categories? 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Who receives awards? First place finishers in each category will receive a prize.
Will costumes be judged? Yes, there are prizes for the best youth and adult costume. 
Is there anything else included if I register? You will get a shirt if registered by September 5. Also a complimentary assortment of bagels, homemade snacks, and refreshing drinks will be available.
Will I get a shirt if I register that day? Only if we happen to have extras, no guarantee
Is this an officially marked course? It is an official 5K as measured by Fleet Feet.
Where in Tower Grove Park is the “Sons of Rest Shelter”? It is the shelter in Tower Grove Park that is close to the Grand entrance.
Since this is a “superhero” themed walk/run, may we dress up as our favorite superhero? You bet! We encourage participants to dress up. 
What do the proceeds from this event support? Your donation will support bullying prevention and suicide prevention in the St. Louis Metro area.
How doable is it to train for this event if I never ran in a 5K before? It is never too late to train for a 5K regardless of your age, of course with your doctor’s approval. Google “from Couch to the 5K” to get a free training program to help you train. Allow about 10 weeks for a very doable training program. You can do it!
May I request a memorial for my loved one that died by suicide? We would be honored to have a memorial at the Superhero Run for your loved one that died by suicide. If you have previously sent CHADS a photo of your loved one, email Joan at to verify we have the photo. If it is a new memorial for CHADS, please send an electronic copy of the photo and any questions to Joan along with their name, birthday, and death date.

2014 Run
View photos here
View race results here. 

2013 Run
View photos here and here
View race results here. 

Thank you to Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation