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Healthy Kids fun run set for April 9

A figurative Bat-signal will be in the skies on the morning of April 9, calling all would-be superheroes to Confederate Park for the Camellia City’s fourth annual 5K/10K Fun Run.

The event, hosted by Healthy Kids, is a call to don disguises and spandex and join in the fight against child abuse and neglect.

Healthy Kids director Lisa Nimmer said that the event isn’t purely for aspiring superheroes, as the fun run encourages beginner, intermediate and advanced runners to participate.

“Come out and run or walk and help support a child in our community that needs your support,” Nimmer said.

Though the fun run itself could be considered the main attraction, it’s hardly the only event of the day.

Games and rides for children will begin at 9 a.m., as well as a superhero-themed costume contest to follow later that morning.

In addition, there will be massage therapy offered for runners, face painting, choirs, youth groups and much more.

Race day registration is set to begin at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m.

The price for registration is $30 on the day of the event, but more prudent runners can save $5 with pre-registration until April 8.

The fun run is set for 10 a.m.

Nimmer encourages the formation of smaller justice leagues to come out and participate in the event.

“We are also encouraging teams of four or more to participate,” Nimmer said.

“We invite everyone to unite with us, and be a superhero for kids.  Help us boost our children and our community to the top.  With the valued support of businesses and individuals, children in our community will win.  Anything that allows us to come together as a team to join the fight against child abuse and neglect is something that we as a community should join forces in doing.”

Heroes in the making can register at active.com or call 334-371-2104.