HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2017 – High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority and the Guild of Family Service of High Point will co-host the fourth annual Super Hero Dash, which will be held at HPU’s Greek Village at 2:30 p.m. on April 2.
The Super Hero Dash is a race that benefits Prevent Child Abuse America and aims to raise awareness of Family Service of the Piedmont, a nonprofit agency that provides quality support services, advocacy and education for children and adults dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability. The race includes a 5k run/walk for adults and a 1k Fun Run for children 10 and under.
Funds raised at the event will support agency programs that serve child victims of abuse, including domestic violence shelters, children’s advocacy centers, individual and family counseling and in-home therapy. Last year, the event raised more than $26,000 for Family Service of the Piedmont.
“The support received from the HPU Kappa Delta sorority is vital to the success of the Super Hero 5K,” says Stephanie Beaver, Guild of Family Service of High Point member and co-chair of the 2017 race. “The Guild of Family Service of High Point is grateful to these young women for their partnership and execution of such a fun event that ultimately benefits children in need in our community.”
Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero on race day. Online registration for the event is open until March 29, and race day registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. on April 2 leading up to the race start time at 2:30 p.m. Children who participate in the Fun Run will receive a superhero cape and mask. The 5k will start and finish at HPU’s Greek Village and wind through the HPU campus.
The event will also include activities and attractions such as an ice cream booth, face painting, bouncy house, crafting, finger painting, pinwheel sales and more.
“This annual Super Hero 5k brings the High Point community and HPU students together as local businesses sponsor the event that takes place on the HPU campus,” says Kit D’Anthony, Kappa Delta sorority president. “Together, Kappa Delta, High Point University faculty and students, and Family Service of the Piedmont are making a difference by preventing child abuse and aiding families in the High Point community.