The annual Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s 5K Fun Run is almost here!

According to a press release from the Club, for the last three years the Club has hosted the Glow Run, inviting participants to a glow-in-the-dark run, but this year, the staff decided to change the theme.

“The Glow Run was a great event for us, but we decided that this year we’d like to do something a little different,” said Communications Director Emily Jarrett. “There are a ton of 5K’s locally for a lot of great causes and we wanted something that would stand out.”

The newly-themed 'Hero Run' encourages people to run as their favorite superhero, run in honor of a hero, and run to be a hero to local children. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to the family-friendly 5K, this Saturday, June 3.

“In addition to this being a morning run instead of an evening one, we added a new age category for runners between 5 and 15,” Jarrett said. “We hoped to see a lot of Club families out and wanted to recognize those runners who may be younger. We also decided to include a medal for best costume – I bet we’ll see a lot of great superhero outfits on Saturday and I know the staff are looking forward to it.”

Registration will be open until race time, and there are still a few Hero Run T-shirts available for those who register early.

“The Sedalia community has always supported Boys & Girls Club and the more than 2,000 kids we serve each year,” Jarrett said. “We hope to see a big crowd on Saturday, showing their love and support of our organization.”

The Hero Run will begin Saturday morning at 8:30, at State Fair Community College. The cost for the race is $25 for those 16 and older; $10 for those 5 -15-years-old, and free for children under 4.

For more information, call 826-8331. The Hero Run 5K will take place rain or shine.

Randy Kirby