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Race Preview: 2018 Superhero 5k & Kid’s Obstacle Challenge (Tigard)

My mom used to work at a children’s hospital, and if there’s one thing I learned from her, it’s that children are so much stronger than we are. They really are the superheroes of the world, and the 2018 Superhero 5k & Kid’s Obstacle Challenge in Tigard on August 18th celebrates that.

Candlelighters is an organization that helps children with cancer, and the Superhero 5k raises money to support the cause. You can download the flier here to spread the word about this awesome fundraiser. Participants can do the 5k Run or Walk individually or as a team, and there’s also a Kid’s Superhero-In-Training Obstacle Challenge. There will also be therapy animals on site and lots of activities for the whole family. And is there anything cuter than kids in superhero costumes? Get the whole family involved because everyone out there is going to be wearing capes and masks and all things superhero themed.

This timed 5k race will start and end at Cook Park in Tigard, with a detour through Durham Park. There will not be bathrooms on the course, but there are plenty of flushing toilet facilities in the park near the start/finish line. The Kid’s Obstacle Challenge is new this year and Play.Fit.Fun will be bringing kiddos between 4 and 12 years old a great experience that involves hurdling, high stepping, crawling, and more on a .25 mile course.

The 5k is only $30, and kids from 4 to 17 can run it for $20. The obstacle challenge is $10. This does not include a t-shirt, but one can be purchased for an additional $7.50. Prices increase by $5.00 for on-site registration the day of the event.

So find your cape and running shoes and come to Cook Park on the 18th of August!



What: 2018 Superhero 5k & Kid’s Obstacle Challenge

When: August 18th, 2018. 5k is at 8:30AM, Kid’s Obstacle Challenge is at 10:00AM

Where: Cook Park (17005 SW 92nd Ave, Tigard) near Shelter 2. There should be plenty of parking at Cook Park, but more will be available up the hill at Tigard High School.

Register: Here 

Registration Cost: 5k Adult $30, Youth (4-17) $20, Kid’s Obstacle Challenge is $10. T-Shirts are an additional $7.50. Race Day registration will be $5 more. Candlelighter families can race for free by using code HEROFAMILY when registering.

Packet Pick-Up: 6/16 at Road Runner Sports, Portland (29 NW 23rd Pl, Portland) or 6/17 at Road Runner Sports, Tualatin (7063 SW Nybert St, Tualatin.) Race day packet pick-up will be available at Cook Park in Shelter 2 beginning at 7:30AM.

About Nikki Mueller (513 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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