Who am I helping at the CASA Superhero Run?
You are helping children in Travis, Williamson, Guadalupe, Comal, Hays & Caldwell counties who've been abused or neglected. CASA speaks up for children by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest.
What difference does CASA make for children recovering from abuse or neglect?
A study by Texas Appleseed, "Improving the Lives of Children in Long-term Foster Care," reports that "If a child has a CASA, the CASA usually is the only person who truly knows the child and knows how the child is really doing."
National CASA reports that children with CASA volunteers are more likely to receive therapy, health care and education, more likely to do better in school, less likely to be bounced from one place to another, less likely to get stuck in long-term foster care and significantly more likely to reach safe, permanent homes.
A CASA volunteer is often the child's only link to maintaining family connections and can be instrumental in identifying family members as temporary or permanent placement options.
Most importantly, children themselves report that they know and can rely on their CASA volunteers.
How can I learn more about CASA on race day?
Find one of our volunteers in a blue "Ask Me About CASA" cape or visit the "Learn More About CASA" booth in the vendor area. We would love to talk with you!
Can I walk in the 5K?
Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome in our family-friendly 5K. And if someone can fly, we’d love to see it. If you're not running, please move further back when staging at the start line to make sure the runners get a quick start.
Is this a dog-friendly event?
We love dogs: we even have a Super Dog category in our superhero costume contest if little Fido likes to get dressed up. We ask that all dogs be well-behaved, leashed and vaccinated, and that you please clean up after your pet. We recommend that you bring a portable water bowl for your pet in case the Texas heat overwhelms them on the course.
Can parents run with their children in the 1K?
Parents are welcome to run with kids 6 and under in the 1K, though we do ask that you register as part of the 5K group to show your support for CASA. Kids who have registered for the 1K can also go with their parents through the 5K course (please start towards the back of the group if you have small children or strollers with you).
What are you going to do if it rains?
Provided there’s no lightning, the race will go on. If there is lightning we will postpone the race for up to an hour at the latest. If we cancel the race due to weather, there will be no refunds issued since this is a fundraising event benefiting children.
How far is five kilometers?
5 kilometers equals 3.1 miles.
Will there be mile splits?
There will be markers at each mile.
What do I get for my entry fee?
All race participants will receive a race number, a race T-shirt and access to the event day festivities and vendors. Children with Kids 1K bibs will each receive a medal upon crossing the 1K finish line.
Can one person pick up packets for an entire team?
We encourage team packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday prior to the event. We do ask that if you are a team of more than 10, please reach out to Steven Olender at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 14th to let us know which packet pick-up location and day you plan to come to so we can have your team packet prepped in advance with the correct bibs and shirt sizes.
Where will race results be posted?
Race results will be posted at the check-in/registration tents.
How do I enter the costume contest?
You can register for the costume contest at the tent next to the main stage. Judging will start at 7:00 am and end at approximately 9:15 am when the Kids 1K starts. See all the costume contest categories on our prize page!
Will there be photos and video of the event?
We will have a videographer and multiple photographers roaming the event on race day. Event video will be sent via email in the weeks following the event, and photography will be available for free download on Flickr soon after event day. While registrants have already signed a video and photography agreement as part of their race waiver, if you have a child in foster care or have any reasons not to be photographed, please just let our photographers know.
Where is Lost and Found?
Lost and Found items will go to the main stage.
What are the Refund/Transfer Policies?
There are no refunds though you may transfer your race number to another person by calling 512.539.2981 before Wednesday, September 13th.
If you have any other questions about the race, please call 512.539.2981.