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Run With The Heroes

Run 5km

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Welcome to 'Run With The Heroes'. Have fun & enjoy the entire day with your friends, family & loved one, so SAVE THE DATE!

How to enter the Run With The Heroes

  1. 5 K

    Run 5km

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Run With The Heroes route


Want to test your superpowers? Challenge yourself to 3.1 miles around Valley Children's Hospital. All finishers get a George's Pass 5k medal and Hotcakes for Heroes! This triple loop route will be overseen by the Madera County Sheriff volunteers who will control traffic and provide safety and to all our participants.

Awareness walk

Put on a cape and walk with family, friends and organizations that support Autism and special needs in the Central Valley. The route starts on the back lawn of Valley Children's and circles around the hospital once (3/4 mile). This route is stroller and wheelchair friendly. All abilities are welcome!

Event Details


When is packet pick-up?

Packets include your race bib, finisher shirt, cape (if 13 and under or purchased) and event information. We encourage participants to pick up their packets on Saturday, 4/6/2019 to avoid long lines on race day. It is also an opportunity to get acquainted with the event location. Additional race items will be sold during packet pick-up.

Can I pick up my packet on race day April 7, 2019?

Yes. Late packet pick-up will be open at 7:00 am on race day. Please allow for ample time to park and line up for your event. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet the day before to avoid long lines. No race day registration.

Are kids free?

Yes. Registration for kids 13 and under is FREE! All kids must be registered to participate and to receive their FREE cape. Choose "FREE cape 13 younger" at registration.

Can I participate in the 5k or Walk without registering for the event?

No. You must be registered. Waivers must be signed by all participants. Spectators are welcome at a designated "cheer spot" to take pictures. Please bring encouraging signs and warm smiles. (horns, whistles, or cow bells are NOT allowed). This is a sensory friendly family event.

I signed up for the Awareness Walk. What time does it start?

Walk participants will line up at 845 am. Volunteers will be present to direct you. Event announcements start at 8:55 am, followed by the National Anthem at 9:00 am. The walk begins immediately after. The walk circles the hospital once (less than one mile). This route is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Volunteers will direct you to Hotcake for Heroes and post-race refreshments when you are finished.

I signed up for the 5k. What time does it start?

The 5k participants will line up at 7:15 am. Volunteers with corral signs will be present to direct you. Event announcements start at 7:20 am. The 5k kicks off at 7:30 am. Finishers will receive medals. Volunteers will direct you to Hotcake for Heroes and post-race refreshments when you are finished.

What are the corrals for the 5k?

Corral A: Wheelchairs

Corral B: Runners and walkers

Corral C: Strollers

Can I bring a pet?

Animals are not allowed for the safety of all participants with the exception of service/therapy dogs.

Can I dress up for the event?

Yes. Put on a cape, and dress up as your favorite superhero. This is a sensory friendly family event. No scary masks or adult costumes. Weapons, toy weapons, or cosplay items that look like weapons are NOT allowed. Heightened security will be present at our event for the safety and comfort of all the participants.

I registered for the 5k and would like to join my family or friends in the Awareness Walk. Do I have to pay twice?

No. Your 5k race bib includes participation in the Awareness Walk if you want to join your family or friends.

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