Highland News Leader

SJH to sponsor “Superhero” Fun Run/Walk Saturday

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital (Highland) is giving local residents an opportunity to live out their dreams of being a superhero — for at least a day— and get some exercise at the same time.

The first-ever HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Superhero Run/Walk event will be held Saturday, May 2. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero in completing a 5K fun run/walk course or participating in a 1-mile fun run/walk — both on the campus of the new St. Joseph’s Hospital. The 5K Run/Walk is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 1-mile Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

The Superhero Run/Walk event will take place rain or shine.

Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate, even if you choose not to dress up as your favorite superhero. There will be special activities along the routes. Water and fruit will be available to event participants after completing their route courtesy of SODEXO. Water stations will also be available along the routes.

Registration for the first-ever St. Joseph’s Hospital Superhero Run/Walk in Highland can be completed online (additional $3 processing fee) by visiting www.stjosephshighland.org. Event registration forms can also be downloaded from the hospital’s website or picked up in the main lobbies of St. Joseph’s Hospital or the Medical Office Building on the hospital campus. Event registration forms also can be obtained at the Korte Recreation Center in Highland.

Participant event packets, which will include a superhero cape, can be picked-up in the St. Joseph’s Hospital main lobby Friday, May 1, 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, May 2 from 7 a.m. until event start time.

More details and announcements can be obtained by visiting the St. Joseph’s Hospital Facebook page or by calling (618) 651-2557.