Grab a superhero costume for 5K run and family day at YMCA

Milford Prevention Council and the Woodruff Family YMCA will hold the second annual Superhero 5K Fun Run & Family Day Sunday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Superhero 5K Fun Run is a three-mile long race course that is a scenic loop of a quiet Milford neighborhood during the start of autumn. It starts in the Woodruff Family YMCA driveway and heads out toward Woodruff Road, and then turns onto Burnt Plains Road to continue the loop back to the finish line inside the YMCA parking lot. There are a couple of small hills, the elevation level changes no more than 61 feet during the race, and there are few curves and turns.

Prior to the start of the race all 5K runners will be given a bib and a wristband, which grants them entry to the Family Day area, and the first 200 runners who registered online will receive free superhero capes. Any runner who registers the day of the event will be required to sign a waiver at the registration table.

All participating 5K runners will be given special goodie bags filled with items from sponsors after the race has concluded. All final race times will be posted online for viewing and emailed to the race participants.

After the race kicks off the Family Day area will open, and will remain open until the end of the event at noon. There will be bounce houses, arts and crafts, face-painting, games and an obstacle for the younger ones. There will also be a DJ and photographer.

Awards will be given out to the 5K runners with the best race times, after which there will be a costume parade and costume contest for runners and family day attendees.

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