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Show your creative superpowers in the Pittsfield Family YMCA’s NEW family-friendly walk/run Superhero 5K Challenge! Dressed as a Superhero of your design, you will conquer 19 villain-themed obstacles spread along a 3.1-mile course around Burbank Park on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

The Superhero 5K Challenge is the YMCA’s NEW Social Responsibility fundraiser striving to build a safe community alongside our families, friends and neighbors. Come out and show your superpowers in our community and help support the Pittsfield Family YMCA. All proceeds will support the Y’s programs and services that provide a safe environment for children and families.
Ages 3-10 years: Obstacle Course Fun Run
Ages 8+: Obstacle Course 5K (Children 8-10 years old will choose which run to participate in.)

Conquer the Villains in these Obstacles!
Please note: Some obstacles use latex balloons.
  1. Loki’s Fog Gauntlet
  2. Scarecrow Climb
  3. Poision Ivy Crawl
  4. Hobgoblin’s Hurdles
  5. Ming the Merciless Dash
  6. Joker’s Jumping Jacks
  7. Magneto’s Maze
  8. Venom’s Web of Confusion
  9. Attack of Hydra
  10. Scarlet Witch’s Weave
  11. Taskmaster’s Challenge
  12. Riddler’s Realm
  13. Doc Ock’s Toss
  14. Mad Hatter’s Hurdles
  15. Mystique’s Maneuvers
  16. Sandman’s Lagoon
  17. Catwoman’s Catwalk
  18. Zod’s Zig Zag
  19. Soar with Black Wing

Registration Fees:
Register until Thursday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m.
Ages 3-10 years: Obstacle Course Fun Run: Free
Ages 8-18 years: Obstacle Course 5K: $10
Ages 18+: Obstacle Course 5K: $15
Participants who want to register after 5 p.m. on Sept. 11 can do so on the day of the event.
Day of registrations: Obstacle Course 5K: $20 regardless of age

Packet Pickup:
Friday, Sept. 12, 6-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.: At the Pittsfield Family YMCA, 292 North Street
Saturday, Sept. 13: Day of registrants: 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Burbank Park

Superheroes should arrive no later than 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13!
Obstacle Course 5K begins at 10 a.m.
Obstacle Course Fun Run begins at 11 a.m.

Controy Pavilion at Burbank Park, Pittsfield

After the event:
Stay after the event for food vendors, music, games and raffles

Costume Clues
All villain-themed obstacles are family friendly, but Superheroes may get dirty as they conquer them.

What you will receive
All registered Superheroes will receive a Superhero bracelet.

Downloadable Information
Superhero 5K Challenge Map

For each Superhero and/or each of their Superhero team members:
Raise $100 and become a “Healthy Hero”: Receive a “Healthy Hero” T-shirt.
Raise $500 and become a “Neighborhood Ninja”: Receive a “Neighborhood Ninja” T-shirt and water bottle.
Raise $1,000 and become a “Captain Community”: Receive a “Captain Community” T-shirt, water bottle and tote bag.

Superheroes can register individually or as a team. Team maximum size is 10 Superheroes. Each Superhero on a team will receive the above prizes when fundraising goal is met.

Questions? Contact Kaylyn Kern: 413-499-7650 x33, kkern@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org