|(Seguin) -- Seguin and Guadalupe County are encouraged to come to the rescue of local children. Today is the early registration deadline to not only secure your spot but also receive all the extra perks of participating in this year's 5K Superhero Dash benefiting the Guadalupe County Child Welfare Board and the Guadalupe County Children's Advocacy Center. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at Max Starcke Park.|
Diane Anderson-Glover, a member of the child welfare board, says the groups are excited about hosting the event together and supporting abused and neglected children in the county.
"The reason why we chose to combine this year, both entities, we work with the same children. We're hoping for a bigger better turnout for the race this year by combining the two entities. Last year, the two entities had races back to back with the same theme of the super hero and they were only a month apart so combining the two races this year just seemed to make more sense. So we elected to stick with the same theme as well," said Glover.
Glover says by participating, it provides the public an opportunity to support the most vulnerable people in Guadalupe County while also dressing up as their favorite superhero and having a good time.
She says while registration will be accepted up until the day of the event, today marks the end for early registration.
"Last year, everyone had so much fun with it. I know the kids really seemed to like it a lot so we just stayed with the super hero theme again this year. One of the board members had a quote, 'every child deserves a hero and an abused child deserves a superhero.' If you register now, up until and including April 4th, you'll get a guaranteed race t-shirt with the superhero theme on it. Any kid that registers and comes out to the races is also going to get a cape, a super hero cape. Water is going to be provided. Those were donated by the Seguin Jeepers Jeep Club and the New Braunfels Trail Team Six Jeep Club. We've got healthy snacks donated. We've got Crispy Creme donuts donated and Starbucks Coffee. They're going to get their race pack and are also going to get a little goody bag," said Glover.
In addition to running and walking, both groups are also providing other ways that people can support the non-profit organizations.
"Well we do need runners for one and we also asking for any vendors, anybody interested in signing up to be a vendor. It's $20 for a 10x10 space at the event. Set up will be at 7 a.m. and you can elect to have electricity if you need it for your booth to give out goodies or promote your products. Also, we're looking for any sponsors and then we've got a list of different sponsorships, anywhere from $100 up to $1,000 plus and at the different levels, you get the name listed in the KWED paper for the thank you and on up there you get a t-shirt or all the way up to the Guadalupe County sponsor with recognition for $1,000 plus, you get name and logo listed in the thank you ad for the KWED paper -- name and logo listed prominently on the back of the t-shirt, two 5K entrances and t-shirts and added promo items of your choice to go inside the 5K goody bag," said Glover.
Early registration is $20 a person. After today, registration will be $30. Registration is available online at athleteguild.com. Registration on the day of the event begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the race at 8:30 a.m. Seguin Jeepers and New Braunfels Trail Team Six will also be presenting Superhero Jeeps. The Jeeps will be available for special photos with participants.