HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2019 – Superheroes tall and small will converge at High Point University’s campus on April 14 for the sixth annual Superhero Dash. The 5K run/walk and 1K fun run event is co-hosted by HPU’s Kappa Delta sorority and the Guild of the Family Service of the Piedmont.
The Superhero Dash raises awareness and support for Family Service of the Piedmont’s programs and services for child victims of abuse, including domestic violence shelters, children’s advocacy centers, individual and family counseling and in-home therapy. Annually, funds raised at the event total nearly $25,000.
“On behalf of Kappa Delta Sorority at High Point University, we are honored to work with such an amazing organization like Family Service of the Piedmont and Prevent Child Abuse America for our philanthropy event, the Superhero Dash 5k and Fun Run,” says Meghan Reed, Kappa Delta’s vice president of community service. “This event is one we look forward to every year as it is an amazing opportunity for our sisters to give back to their community on a local and national scale.”
Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero. Capes and medals will be given to all fun run participants. The event will also include activities and attractions such as superhero ice cream sundaes, face painting, photo booth and an egg hunt.
Online registration is open until April 12 at https://www.fspcares.org/superherodash. There is a “Virtual Runner” option for those who can’t participate on race day but wish to help raise funds. On the day of the event, registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the HPU intramural fields leading up to the fun run at 2:30 p.m. and the 5K at 3 p.m.
“The Guild of Family Service of High Point is proud to partner once again with the Kappa Delta Sorority of High Point University for the sixth Annual Superhero Dash,” says Jaime Russell, Superhero Dash co-chair for the Guild of Family Service of High Point. “It’s rewarding to see different generations of women come together to support child abuse prevention services of Family Service of the Piedmont that provide critical programs and services to help local families in need.”