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OCTOBER 12, 2024 

Become a superhero for the day, while helping Houston's littlest victims.

Calling superheroes of all sizes to walk or run the 5K or kids 1K to help us raise funds and awareness for the fight against child abuse! We hope to see you at our 12th Annual Superhero Run in October 2024. 

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Since 2013, the Superhero Run has raised almost $1 million for Houston's battle against child abuse. Our annual 5K timed fun run/walk and kids 1K has quickly become a signature event for Child Advocates.

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
-Joseph Campbell  

Child Advocates has been giving a voice to Houston's abused children since 1984.

Our advocate volunteers’ main job is to provide the court with recommendations about where the children they represent should live on a permanent basis. Throughout the case, our volunteers maintain contact with everyone involved in the children’s lives, from foster parents, biological parents and therapists to Child Protective Services caseworkers and attorneys appointed by the court. They make sure the children are receiving the medical and psychological help they need, and they meet with teachers and principals to help the children thrive in school. They dry tears, give hugs, and throw birthday parties, too. Most importantly, they serve as a 'constant' person for the children to count on during this tumultuous time. Essentially, our volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the children are being met while they are in care. Learn more about Child Advocates


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Midway-Primary logo sponsor of Child Advocates Superhero Run
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Terri & Terrence Gee

LJA Engineering


Orion EMS


Chick-fil-A Houston

Crossmark Global Investments

Enterprise Truck Rental

First Community Credit Union 

H-E-B Foods

Horne Rota Moos, LLP

Ayse & Grant McCracken

Onyx Supply Solutions

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Laura & Kevin Tiernan

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  • Who am I helping at the Child Advocates Superhero Run?
    You are helping over 2,000 children in foster care in Harris County who have experienced abuse and neglect. Child Advocates speaks up for children who are lost in the system by providing Court Appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We train our volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
  • When is the last day to register?
    The last day to register for this event is October 10, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Can I register on race day?
    Yes, you can register for the 5K and 1K kid runs starting at 6:45 a.m. until registration closes at 7:30 a.m. Cost for the day of registration is $50 (Save money by registering early).
  • What are the staging groups for the Superhero Run?
    For the 1k kids run, if running as a family group please stage by the oldest child in the group for the safety of our younger runners. We will start with the oldest kids and stroller participants go to the back. Staging Groups for the 5k (Front to Back): 1. Chip-Timed Runners 2. Chip-Timed Walkers 3. Runners 4. Runners with Strollers 5. Walkers 6. Dogs *Announcements will be made at 7:35 a.m. for the start of the 5K to corral and line up runners properly. There will be an announcement 10 minutes prior to the 1K kids run starting at 9 a.m., so pay close attention to the instructions.
  • Where are the first-aid tents and hydration stations located?
    If you need medical attention, notify one of the first-aid staff members that will be monitoring the course. Water will be available along the 5K course and at the Plaza. Please stay hydrated!
  • What happens if a child is lost?
    If your child gets lost, please alert volunteers or team members with a description of your child and your cell phone number. We will communicate with our team members across CityCentre. In advance, please tell your child that if they were to get lost, go to the registration area and tell a team member or volunteer that they can’t find their parents.
  • Where will race results be posted?
    The runners and costume award winners will be announced at the plaza post-race on the Green. All children will receive a small medal for finishing the 1K. Race results and times will also be posted on the Child Advocates Superhero Run website after race day.
  • What can we do near the plaza?
    Enjoy music, games, and visits with some of our sponsors before and after the races.
  • Will there be photos and videos of the event?
    We will have multiple photographers roaming the track on race day. Registrants have already signed a video and photographic agreement as part of their race waiver, if you have a kid in foster care or have any other reason not to be photographed, please notify our photographers or team members.
  • Where do I park?
    Parking is available in CityCentre, with garages providing free parking on the day of the event. *Please note that Town and Country Boulevard will be closed for the race along with Plaza Way and most of Citycentre Way.
  • Will restrooms be available?
    Temporary portables will be located just north of the Lifetime Fitness Spa on Town and Country Boulevard.
  • What are you going to do if it rains?
    In the event of rain, provided there’s no lighting, the race will go on. If there is lighting, we will postpone the race for up to an hour. If the race is cancelled due to weather, there will be updates on the website to reflect any cancellations or delays due to weather.
  • What do I do in case of an unforeseen event?
    For any emergencies, please call 911.


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