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. Each year we typically celebrate this 5K at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton with a post-race party and free beers. 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!
How it 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 9/5, printable if after 9/5) 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 19-20, 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!
These amazing tanks are available for purchase this year through 8/31 and will be sent along with your bibs and ribbons in the mail for you to wear on race weekend. Thanks to Erin Thomas for the super fun design.
Help us reach our fundraising goals:
We’re still working out all the details on how to raise maximum funds this year, but we feel confident that our supporters will step up as they always do. While our overhead costs will be much lower with a virtual race, we are also expecting sponsorships to drop significantly. We understand that the economy isn’t great–hospitality businesses are suffering big time, and many people are out of work. We also realize that people are getting burnt out with all the virtual offerings out there. This is brand new territory during a very tumultuous time, and we have no idea how well we’ll do.
One thing is for sure though… our community is extremely generous and always growing. Be sure that all individual fundraisers and business sponsors will be rewarded, we are just working out the details.
If you are a business that has been holding strong during COVID-19, please reach out to sponsor–we’ll still be marketing up a storm with your business logos.
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.
We are also looking for a handful of volunteers for various things prior to the race. We won’t need our usual 30 volunteers, but let us know by clicking the volunteer button if you’d like to help out with mailing, posting, spreading the word.
Registration is Open! Join us as a volunteer!
Sponsor this Event! Help us Fundraise!
Support Throwback too!
If you are local and feel safe with outdoor dining, we recommend running our usual course and having outdoor brunch or lunch at Throwback (one free beer per runner included). We’ll be there with a table to greet you with Rett’s Roost swag (and masks on) from 10am-2pm on 9/20 if you do run at Throwback. Run counter-clockwise, begin and end at Throwback Brewery, 7 Hobbs Rd, North Hampton, NH. Sorry, no volunteers, police, or water stations this year.
The last 3 Years…
OUR INCREDIBLE 2019 SPONSORS!!