Superheroes of all ages, shapes, and sizes came out to support the ‘girls on the run’ at the program’s 2nd annual Superhero 5k. Girls on the Run is an organization that promotes self-esteem in young girls and advocates a healthy and active lifestyle. The Girls on the Run program teaches and encourages girls to be proud of themselves by using fun and creative programs that incorporate running.

The Superhero 5k is a fundraiser for the Girls on the Run scholarship program. The Executive Director of the Southeastern Michigan division, Danielle Plunkett, was happy to see all of the people who came out to support the great cause. “The creativity of these costumes and the enthusiasm of everyone coming out makes it a fun way to support the girls in our community”, she said. “I love seeing it and it makes me so happy.”

Girls on the Run Coach Ugochi Nwaneri was excited to run with her “Supergirl Sister” Emma. “I just love the feeling of empowerment”, said Nwaneri. “I love staying healthy and coming out here to run and have fun.”

From Supergirl and Catwoman to Batman and Spiderman, there was no shortage of heroes ready to save the day. The CW50 Street Team and The Flash enjoyed meeting and taking pictures with superheroes at the event. With a season running from May to late October, the Superhero 5k is the final Girls on the Run event of the year.

Check out the Street Team’s photo gallery from the Superhero 5k.


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