A hot and steamy end of summer day didn’t stop close to 200 runners, walkers, and rollers from racing through the streets of Lakewood at the Superhero Dash on Saturday, Sept. 21. The 34th Annual Race Day was dedicated in memory of Dave Hardman, former President of the Youth Challenge Board of Trustees.
Runners along with Youth Challenge families and friends—many dressed as Superheroes—ran, walked, or rolled in the 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Roll. Over $10,000 was raised to support the free programs Youth Challenge offers to hundreds of young people in Northeast Ohio.
Longtime supporters Linda and Doug Hardman were major sponsors of the Superhero Dash, along with American Tank & Fabricating, Automotive Specialty Services, Don’s Lighthouse Grille, First Federal Lakewood, Gallagher, and Oatey Foundation.
Lisa Kollins, founder and director of The Superhero Project, was on hand to present personalized characters created by professional artists to four YC participants. Posters of the drawings were presented during the awards ceremony. Read more here.
Thanks to all of the runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors for helping to make Race Day #34 a success.
See Superhero Dash photos:
Album #1 Thanks to Trustee Dan Douglas for taking photos!
Click here to see race results.
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