Get into gear for Superhero Fun Run action

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DRESS as your favourite superhero and join the fun for a good cause in the Vincent Park Superhero Fun Run on Sunday.

Vincent Park shopping centre, in association with the Daily Dispatch, GO Express, Jacksons Fabric, UWP Consulting and Silver Eagle Spur bring you the SuperHero Fun Run.

FAMILY ADVENTURERS: It’s time for all the Supermen and Batwomen to take part in the Vincent Park Superhero Fun Run this weekend. Those in ‘bat prams’ are also welcome to add to the family event Picture: ETHIENNE ARENDS

The 5km event begins at 7.30am, starting and finishing at Vincent Park, and is suitable for the whole family – including kids in prams and dogs.

“Four-legged superheroes are welcome to join the fun, provided that they are on leashes and stay within the race area,” Vincent Park Centre manager Joseph Parsley said.

Participants are encouraged to dress as their favourite superhero and support this year’s nominated cause, The Daily Dispatch Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes.

“Supporting the Local Heroes Awards this year affords us the opportunity to celebrate the everyday heroes in our community,” Parsley said.

The Local Heroes Awards campaign involves a call for nominations from the public to identify their local heroes – people who go out of their way to help others. Dispatch journalists select the most noteworthy individuals from these nominations and profile their stories in the paper.

Release the superhero in you and come run to help others Picture: ETHIENNE ARENDS

The Daily Dispatch has featured about 50 nominees over a seven-month period. From the nominees, a judging committee has selected the ‘Top 12’ Local Heroes. Through this campaign, Local Heroes will be given the ultimate platform, which then culminates in an annual formal event.

Entry for the race is just R50 for adults and R20 for kids under the age of 12. The first 500 paid entries will each receive a goodie bag.

The first 200 registered and paid kids will each receive a superhero cape. Registration can be done at the mall Information Desk from 9am-6pm.

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