Superhero 5K 2013

Saturday November 2 , 2013

Wilkerson – Sanders Stadium
Fun Run 8:30 5K 9:00


CASA SuperHero 5K – Family Fun Run – Kidz Super Dash!

On November 2, 2013, more than 300 SuperHeroes participated with Lone Star CASA® (Court Appointed Special Advocates serving children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties) in their efforts to raise awareness about CASA kids in the 5th annual CASA Superhero 5K race against child abuse and neglect.

CASA SuperHero 5K – MapAfter Gary Freedman announced the Fun Run, BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) members left the start area for their positions to keep the 5K runners on the right route. The run was led by Todd Seach and Bat Girl. Mayor David Sweet, Julie Klutts and Batman followed in the Texas Shark provided by Captain Smokey. Near the half-way point, Royse City Girls Scouts distributed water to the participants as they ran past the water stop on their way to the finish line.
At the stadium, children participated in the these areas of the Superhero Academy: Magnificent Minds, kids use their brains to estimate the number of Power Balls, locate the kryptonite in the Bat Cave, Leap Tall Buildings in a single bound, Vaporize Super Villains, build their Mighty Muscles, practice climbing Spiderman’s Web and finally, survive the 40 foot Obstacle Course. After completing all the stations, our Superhero graduates were awarded their CASA Super Hero medal, along with a Super Power Pop, Super Hero Water, and their own Superhero headband to decorate.
Attendees enjoyed breakfast tacos donated by Chiloso’s and water donated by The Mansions, Costcos, and Lowes. Chase Bank donated the fruit for the runners and their employees “manned” the food booth as well. Paul Britt, assisted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Bear and Culver’s Scoopy, led the warm-up activities for the Fun Run and the 5K.

Kevin Caddell crossed the finish line first, with a “chip-time” of 19:46.46. Allyson McCutcheon, overall female winner, had a “chip-time” of 24:29.64. Masters overall winners were Rick Clement and Carolyn Frankowski.

The first place finishers in the different age and gender groups were: Female 1 to 14, Alexis Purcell; Male 1 to 14, Ian Hein; Female 15 to 19, Darilyn Iguardia; Male 15 to 19, Cameron Justice; Female 20 to 24, Susana Sanchez; Male 20 to 24, Joshua Peck; Female 25 to 29, Mayra Sanchez; Male 25 to 29, Kendall McCloud; Female 30 to 34, Marisol Guerra; Male 30 to 34, Chris Childree; Female 35 to 39, Kaarina Byrd; Male 35 to 39, John Hann; Female 40 to 44, Chris Conway; Male 40 to 44, Tracy Ewton; Female 45 to 49, Tina Nixon; Male 45 to 49, Mike Jusko; Female 50 to 54, Suzanne Harakal; Male 50 to 54, Armando Villa; Female 50 to 59, Rita Evans; Male 55 to 59, Michael Logan; Female 60 and over, Carol Cates; Male 60 and over, Mark Bell.

Our many thanks go to the Rockwall Independent School District for the use of the stadium facilities, and to our continuing sponsors, Metro East Division of the Dallas Builders Association,, and RunOn. Our 5K Event Victory Sponsors were Arkoma Properties and Top Fantastic Sponsors were Excel Pediatric Therapy and First United Methodist Church of Rockwall; Fantastic Sponsors were Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP and Royse City Rotary Club. Event Super Sponsors were Chiloso’s, Community Bank, Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club, Terrell Bingo, Toyota of Rockwall, and U-Rent-It, Terrell. Event Defender Sponsors were Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, Rockwall; American National Bank; Dallas Eye Care Associates; David Couch, Attorney at Law; Forney Wellness; Knightsbridge Trust; Lake Pointe Church; Rehab Management Physical & Aquatic Therapy; Re/Max Landmark, Terrell; Ridgecrest Health Care & Rehab, Forney; Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper; Rockwall Veterinary Hospital, J. David Loftis, DVM; Smoothie King; Susan Wright, Attorney/Mediator; and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Kaufman.

Blue Cross Blue Shield provided a video account and Kim Worsham provided candid shots of the event. Runners were able to get their race packets, which included coupons and products from several local businesses, at Early Packet Pickup at Sports Authority.

Lone Star CASA appreciates the support of the community and all those who participated in this event!

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