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Participate in the CASA superhero run virtually this year

Posted at 5:05 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 11:49:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — 23 ABC's Austin Westfall has a preview of how you can get involved in this year's virtual Spooktacular Superhero Run anytime this month. Although the fun won't be looking exactly the same as last year, residents can still contribute to the cause and get your sweat on distantly.

The event is being held virtually this month, and people can register online to participate.

These runs usually see a large number of participants coming out dressed as superheroes to take part in one of several different races, like a 2K, 5K, and 10K. The superhero theme is because CASA of Kern County says every child needs a hero but abused children need a superhero.

CASA's goal is to protect children who have come into the juvenile dependency court system as the victims of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. The organization aims to ensure each child's right to a safe, permanent home.

You can participate in it anytime until the end of the month. It is $35 to sign up for the run. This is a virtual run, which means participants will be offered a pre-determined course with themed music and directions playing from an app downloaded to your smartphone. You can also choose to run your own custom course if you see fit. Every runner receives a CASA superhero medal, t-shirt or cape, and swag bag.