Heroes for Hope April 8

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance will present Heroes for Hope on Saturday, April 8, in Simon Park in Downtown Conway.

The 1K/5K/10K race is open to runners, walkers, families and corporate teams. The races start and end in downtown and are certified by the USATF. There is also a 1K superhero race for kids 10 and under (parent can run too). Capes and tights are optional but they sure make it more fun.

After the race, there is an awards ceremony and costume parade on stage. Immediately following, the Children’s Music Festival begins with choirs, dance teams, baton twirlers, gymnasts and cheerleaders from across Faulkner County.

The park is filled with activities for kids of all ages, including a bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, games, food, beverages, Superhero appearances and more.

All activities are free, however, vendors may charge or request a donation for food, drinks and merchandise.

The theme of the event is “All kids need a hero. Abused kids need a superhero.”

Race day schedule

8 a.m. – Check in and registration

8:30 a.m. – 10K and 5K

10 a.m. – Superhero 1K

10:30 a.m. – Race awards ceremony

11 a.m. – Costume parade and awards and KidsFest festivities

For more information and to register, visit hopeandjustice.org or call 501.358.4764.