Race Preview: 2016 Be a Super Hero for SAFE offers challenging mile-long obstacle race in Sweet Home on April 30

Be a Super Hero for SAFE is a fund raising event for SAFE. SAFE, which stands for Senior Alcohol-Free Entertainment, is an organization made up of seniors at Sweet Home High School. Funds go to help pay for their end-of-year SAFE party, which provides an alcohol-free graduation celebration. According to their website, 97-99% of graduating seniors attend this party, which is a big reason for the decrease in alcohol-related accidents around graduation. SAFE is a separate entity from the school, so they are responsible for paying for and planning this event themselves. Perhaps your school had something similar - I know mine did - so you can just imagine how much work the students put into their fund raising efforts and the event itself! This looks like a great event, for a great cause - and I imagine the high school seniors have come up with some pretty creative and fun challenges. If you aren't able to participate but want to help out, they are seeking volunteers starting as early as 6a. Click here to find the volunteer form.

The Be A Super Hero for SAFE is a mile-long obstacle race set up for individuals or teams of five. Teens age 13-17 will be turned loose on the course first, in waves, followed by the adult participants’ waves. Please note that 14th Ave. will be CLOSED to traffic on race day, so SAFE has arranged parking in the south lot at Sweet Home High School, the City Hall Parking lot, and in the Evangelical Church lot. You can also find street parking around the area.

The vitals:

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016

What time: The first wave will start at 10a (registration/check in opens at 9a)

Where: Sankey Park on 14th Ave. in Sweet Home

Register: Online as an individual for $45 if you’re 18 or older and $35 if you’re 13-17. Teams of 5 can sign up for $200.

The challenges themselves aren’t revealed, but the race’s website encourages those curious folks who like hints to check out the event facebook page. 

The event offers every registrant who signs up before April 20 a “Survivor shirt,” and kiddos 12 and younger that show up dressed as their favorite Super Hero will take home a goody bag and a special award.

Sponsors of Be a Super Hero for SAFE include the A&W Restaurant, offering a Root Beer Garden; Sportsman Holiday Court, providing finisher medals; and The Point Restaurant, who will create a taco/nacho bar for participants.


About Kelly Barten (1151 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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