Child Advocates Super Hero Run

A superhero isn’t defined by powers or costumes. A superhero is defined by caring about the troubles of others and having the courage to do something about it. 

Child Advocates Superhero Run supports the more than 8,000 children in Marion County who are victims of abuse and neglect every year. By participating in the superhero run, you are ensuring that each of these children have voices in court and are placed in safe and permanent homes as soon as possible.


What is Child Advocates? Child Advocates is a non-profit organization comprised of staff members and volunteer advocates who represent the best interest of abused and neglected children who are in the Marion County Child Welfare System. Child Advocates recruits and thoroughly trains community volunteers who advocate for those children in Marion County Juvenile Court based solely their best interests.

Every day in Marion County, more than 13 children enter the child welfare system due to abuse and neglect. Child Advocates steps in to make sure these children do not get lost in the system that their needs are met during the course of their court cases. Child Advocates assigns a constant caring volunteer advocate to the child to ensure that safe and permanent home if found for him/her as soon as possible.

In 2016, Child Advocates served 8,833 children. Will you run for one?

By participating in the Superhero Run you are helping provide a voice for children who desperately need one. We encourage you to walk, run or fly with us at the Child Advocates Superhero Run because every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes! It will be a “super” fun day full of kid’s activities, costume contest and so much more.


This will be Child Advocates 5th running of the Superhero 5k plus 1 mile race for children and families. At the Superhero run, participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superheroes.

Date: June 24, 2017

Time: 5k with an 8:30am start time and 1 mile to immediately follow

Location: Fort Harrison State Park

Cost: $35 for the 5k, $25 for the 1 mile walk/parade and the best part, kids 5 and under are free!

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