Heroes for Hope now virtual format

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) has announced its 12th Annual Heroes for Hope Race will be held virtually. Participants may run at their leisure and record their run by 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

“After careful consideration, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance has made the decision to move the Heroes for Hope race to a virtual race. The health and safety of our community are our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of or exposure to COVID-19,” said Children’s Advocacy Alliance Executive Director Tess Fletcher. 

The Heroes for Hope Race 10K, 5K and 1.31K superhero fun run may be completed via treadmill, on a pre-measured course or with a distance tracking device. All runners must take a before and after photo, submit their time, and run prior to 7 p.m. April 11.

“Health and safety for our runners are the most important things to us. We are taking this as an opportunity to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while still helping the child victims of abuse in this community,” said Heroes for Hope Race Director Patrick Lewis.

All participants will receive a finisher medal and a race T-shirt at a later date.

“We will host an awards ceremony and open house at the Children’s Advocacy Center to honor our runners, sponsors and teachers after the risk of the COVID-19 has diminished,” said Lewis.

“When you virtually run in our race, you’re supporting our mission and the health of this community. We hope you’ll join us virtually and tag the Children’s Advocacy Alliance in your photos with #H4H2020,” said Fletcher.

“Run, walk, skip, dance – no matter how you finish the race, you’re our superhero! When you run with us, even if it’s not all at the same time, you’re running for change,” said Children’s Advocacy Alliance Development Coordinator Leia Smith.

For information about the virtual run, contact Smith at [email protected]. For CAA information, visit hopeandjustice.org.