The 5th Annual Superhero 5K is going VIRTUAL!
The Superhero 5K & Kids Fun Run is a family friendly event in support of Rett’s Roost, a sanctuary for families that have experienced childhood cancer and child loss, in Ogunquit, ME. For the past four years, we celebrated this event at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton with a post-race party and free brews. Unfortunately, we feel it is unsafe for this to happen this year because of COVID-19. However, we have some fun ideas for how to make this event really cool, VIRTUALLY!
Registration is Open!
How VIRTUAL works:
This year, by registering for the Superhero 5K, 10K (new), or Fun Run, you’ll receive our beautifully designed bib (in the mail if registered by 9/1, printable if after 9/1) and the ability to upload your time to compare to other 5K or 10K runners. We’ll also mail out our usual adorable ribbons for all kids 8 and under that sign up to participate in the Fun Run.
On the weekend of Sept 18-20, we encourage participants to take a video or picture of themselves or their family exercising outdoors in their Superhero costumes or flair (even if you register under the 5K, it’s acceptable to run any distance, hike, bike, swim, kayak, dance… anything that gets you moving for 15-20 minutes or more). Then post that pic or video on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) tagging Rett’s Roost (@rettsroost) and including the hashtags #superhero5kfunrun and #weloverettsroost and #virtual5Kforacause. You can do it anytime on Sept 18th, 19th, or 20th, which is convenient. The other great thing is that people can now join us from literally anywhere in the world!
Get a sweet tank top
These amazing tanks and tees are available for purchase this year through 9/1 and will be sent along with bibs and ribbons in the mail for you to wear on race weekend (if you register after 9/1, your shirts and kids’ ribbons will be sent after the race weekend). Thanks to Erin Thomas for the super fun design.
Run to Nubble for Free beer!
We are so excited to be partnering with SOME Brewing and York Beach Beer Company this year! Stop in at either of their locations on race weekend with your race bib (on phone is fine) to get yourself one tasty pint on us. I recommend their LMNO IPA because it’s delicious, and also a super cool name. Both locations have outdoor seating areas but be sure to read their COVID-19 protocol on their website.
At any point on race weekend, if you literally run from the YBBC at Short Sands beach to the Nubble light house, you will effectively have completed a 5K and can enter your time into our fancy app! Below is the suggested route–talk about a gorgeous run/walk. Double it up for a 10K. And obviously end with a Dancing Madly Backwards IPA at YBBC (that would be my choice).
I know, more zoom. But seriously, this is way better than your weekly work webinars and town hall meetings. We have an awesome, family friendly program line-up for you.
4pm – Rett’s Roost Founders & Friends – Thank you’s and awards
4:15 – 5pm – Sage’s Entertainment Magic Show (free kits mailed out to early registration)
7-8pm – Superhero/Disney/Pixar Family Trivia w/ Captain America – Prizes!!
Help us reach our fundraising goals:
Individual fundraising pages will be key this year! Crowdfunding goes a long way to bring name recognition and new donors to Rett’s Roost. Create a page on Facebook or by clicking the Fundraise button below.
Thank you to our incredible 2020 Sponsors!
99% of sponsorships go directly to funding our programs this year!
The last 3 Years…