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CASA Superhero Run a Success!

For those who aren’t familiar with the CASA Superhero Run, it’s a 5k run in Austin, Texas put on by the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Travis and Williamson Counties. 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. CASA volunteers – true superheroes – make sure that each child’s individual needs stay a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system.

Superman and BatmanTheir mission for the 5K was to raise money for this worthy cause. This was my first year taking part in the event and it was a blast. Both me and my dog had a great time dressing up in hero garb with fellow comic lovers and participating in many of the events built around the run. They had activities you would expect to see, such as a costume contest, giant moonwalk bouncing area, and fun, family oriented games. Several vendors were offering free samples, including everything from baby food to healthy snacks. There were even freshly made ham and cheese rolls from Austin Pizza for that extra carb boost running the trail. Everything was well-organized with volunteers strategically placed along the course with water and words of encouragement for people as they rounded each corner. I completed the run in about 26 minutes and while not by best time, it was one of most enjoyable 5K runs I’ve ever taken part.

I found out about the event three weeks in advance, which gave me an opportunity to ask some of my co-workers to sponsor me. While I didn’t expect a gigantic response, I did raise $285 dollars from friends and family, which made me extremely happy. All in all, I enjoyed the camaraderie at the event and wouldn’t hesitate to participate again. Anything that combines superheroes, dressing in costumes, and helping a worthy charity is a no-brainer so far as I’m concerned. I’m looking forward to contributing next year as well. And who knows – if you’re around Austin or just visiting the area during September 21st next year, perhaps you can join me!

2 Responses to “CASA Superhero Run a Success!”

  1. I highly recommend the CASA Superhero Run for anyone who loves to give back to the community. Definitely a worthwhile cause.

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